Harpullia hillii F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859), Diagnostic notes on new or imperfectly known Australian plants. Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 26. Type: "in the virgin forests of Durands. W. Hill"
Oblong leaved Tulip, Blunt leaved Tulip.
Tree to 20 m tall, sometimes flowering and fruiting as a small tree. Young stems and buds with rusty red stellate hairs.
Leaves alternate, pinnately compound. Stipules absent. Petioles 3-8 cm long ± swollen at its junction with the twig. Leaflets (1-) 5-12 (-16), alternate, subopposite or opposite, terminal leaflet absent, rachis projecting beyond last leaflet; wing along rachis and petiole of juvenile leaves narrow. Petiolules 1-3 mm long. Leaflet blades oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate or oblong-oblanceolate and sometimes slightly falcate, 5.5-16 (-23) cm long, 2.5-5.5 (-72) cm wide, base cuneate or obtuse, margins entire, apex obtuse, emarginate or retuse. Upper leaf surfaces usually hairless, lower leaf surface glabrous or moderately hair with soft stellate hairs. Lateral veins 13-20 pairs.
Inflorescences axillary, paniculate. Flowers usually functionally unisexual, dioecious, 5-merous, actinomorphic, c. 1.2 cm diameter. Calyx of 5 sepals, ± free, 6-8 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, velvety cream yellow on outer surface. Petals 5, free, 8-12 mm long, 4 mm wide, white, recurved to reflexed at apex, glabrous. Male flowers with usually 8 strongly exserted stamens and a rudimentary ovary. Female flowers with staminodes, disc minute, pubescent and a 2-locular superior ovary, ovary velvety, style short.
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This profile information and associated coding has been adapted from Cooper & Cooper; (2004), Reynolds (1981, 1985), and Harden et al. (2014).