Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Homalium brachybotrys (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1861) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 2: 127.
Boxwood, Hard; Hard Boxwood
Usually encountered as a small tree, seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze usually very conspicuously layered.
Inflorescence about 2.5-5 cm long. Flowers unpleasantly perfumed. Perianth about 1.5 mm long. Stamens solitary, rarely in pairs. Ovary hairy on the inner surface but the hairs not filling the ovary cavity. Ovules pendulous, aggregated in groups and attached to the ovary wall towards the apex of the ovary.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and extends into the inland northern part of CEQ. Altitudinal range from 300-600 m. Grows in monsoon forest and dry scrubs often among boulders or along watercourses.
Blackwellia brachybotrys F.Muell., Trans. & Proc. Philos. Inst. Victoria 3: 48(1859), Type: Sources of the Gilbert River, F. Mueller; holo: MEL.
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