Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Gossia grayi N.Snow & Guymer

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Snow, N. & Guymer, G.P. (2003) Systematic Botany Monographs 65: 61. Type: Qld, SFR 310 Gillies LA, 17 deg 22, 145 deg 42, 11 July 1979, B. Gray 1484; Holo: BRI; Iso: CANB, QRS.

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Bark very smooth and reddish brown.


Oil dots very numerous. Leaf blade fairly thick and leathery, about 6-10 x 3.2-5.5 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface.


Calyx lobes densely pubescent adaxially. Petals somewhat pubescent adaxially. Petals about 5-6 mm long, about 20-30 oil dots per petal.


Fruits globular to ellipsoid, about 9-11 mm diam., calyx lobes persistent at the apex. Testa quite thick. Embryo coiled with the cotyledons +/- in the middle of the spiral. Cotyledons narrower than the radicle, inflexed but folded one over the other +/- at right angles.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from 300-1200 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed upland and mountain rain forest.

Natural History & Notes

Snow et al (2003) included two previously recognised taxa into this taxon: the southern Austromyrtus sp. Gillies (BG 1484) and northern Austromyrtus sp. Leo Creek (BG 5244).

Austromyrtus sp. Gillies (BG 1484), : (). Gossia sp. Leo Creek (B.Gray 5254), : (). Austromyrtus sp. Leo Creek (BG 5244), : ().
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