Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Grewia australis Burret
Burret, K.E. (1924) Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem 9 : 672. Type: Queensland, Mackay (M. Koch mit jungen Bluten Oktober 1899).
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2-4 m tall.
Leaves two ranked. Leaf blades lanceolate to narrowly ovate, about 4-13 x 2-5 cm, petioles about 0.5-1.2 cm long. Upper surface clothed in simple hairs, lower surface clothed in stellate and simple hairs. Margins serrate with about 25-35 teeth on each side of the leaf blade. Stipules narrowly triangular, about 2 mm long. Twig bark strong and fibrous when stripped. NB. Petiole of even thickness throughout its length. Not thickened towards the apex (D.A. Halford pers. comm.).
Flowers about 16-20 mm diam. Sepals green on the outer but white on the inner surface, about 10-15 mm long, densely stellate hairy on the outer surface, inner surface glabrous. Petals about 2-4 x 1.5-2 mm with a glandular area on the inner surface near the base surrounded by a zone of white hairs. Petal inner surface mainly hairy, outer surface glabrous. Stamens numerous, filaments about 0.5-2 mm long, glabrous. Ovary densely clothed in white hairs, style about 3-3.5 mm long, stigmas or style branches four, lacinate.
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Probably endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 600 m. Grows in monsoon forest and vine thickets.