Guilfoylia monostylis (Benth.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1874) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 8: 34.
Solo Tree; Scrub Ooline; Plum, Native; Native Plum; Guilfoylia
Usually a crooked, poorly formed tree with coppice shoots at the base. Lenticels in wavy, longitudinal lines. White granular stripes may be present in the outer blaze.
Flowers can be as small as 5-6 mm diam., frequently much larger. Calyx about 4-5 mm long, the lobes about 1.5-3 mm long. Petals reflexed at anthesis, about 2-8 mm long. Stamens ten, yellow, dimorphic, shorter ones opposite the petals. Style lateral, attached near the base of the ovary. Ovules 2 per ovary.
Cataphylls about 3-5 before the first true leaves are produced. First pair of leaves ovate, about 50-55 x 25-30 mm. Stipules triangular, about 1 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex acuminate, glabrous, about 5-7 main lateral veins each side of the midrib; stipules short, triangular. Seed germination time 41 to 86 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Tailed Emperor Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
Not in general cultivation, although trees are showy when in flower.