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Hemmantia webbii Whiffin

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Whiffin, T. (2007) Flora of Australia 2: 453. Type: Mt Hemmant, July 1973, L.J. Webb & J.G. Tracey 10908; Holo: BRI; Iso: BRI.


Probably flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-3 m tall. Oak grain in the stem.


Leaf blades about 9-18 x 3-4.5 cm, margins coarsely toothed, with about 10-15 teeth on each side. Lateral veins forming distinct loops inside the blade margin. Terminal buds, young shoots and twigs clothed in long pale hairs. Oak grain in the twigs.


Male flowers: Flowers in an inflorescence about 15-20 mm long developing with the new growth and near the terminal bud, densely clothed in long, straight hairs. Flowers about 7 mm long. Tepals fleshy, about 3-4 x 3 mm, clothed in long, pale hairs. A single large stamen about 2.2 x 1-1.2 mm sits in the base of the flower.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, known only from the Mt Hemmant area. Collected at 600 m. Grows as an understory plant in undisturbed, well developed, upland rain forest.

Gen. (AQ20546) sp. (Mt Hemmant L.J. Webb+ 10908) Staff of the Queensland Herbarium, Queensland Plant Names &, Queensland Plant Names & Distribution : 193(1993). Wilkiea sp. (Mt Hemmant BH 8485), Australian Tropical Rain Forest Plants, Trees, Shrubs & Vines. : (2003).
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