Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Gonocarpus acanthocarpus (Brongn.) Orchard
Orchard, A.E. (1975) Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 10: 224-226.
Flowers 4-merous; pedicel 0.1-0.3 mm long; ring of hairs just below the calyx, sepals ovate to oblong, 0.5-1- mm long, convex, glabrous, red to green. Petals oblong concave, 2.2-2.5 x 0.8 mm, margins thickened, dark red. Stamens 8, 2-5 mm long, filaments slender. Ovary weakly 8-ribbed, papillose, ca. 1.1 x 0.8-0.9 mm. Ovules 4, apical. Styles 4, green, turned inwards,Stigmas globose, white.
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Occurs in the CYP, NEQ, CEQ and as far south as south eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1050 m. Grows in rainforest, sclerophyll forest, open forest, swamp forest, vine thicket and moist places in various types of woodland. Also from the Caroline Islands and the lowlands of New Guinea.