Lindsayomyrtus racemoides (Greves) Craven
Craven, L.A. (1990) Australian Systematic Botany 3(4): 731.
Penda, Daintree; Daintree Penda
Cotyledons +/- orbicular, about 10-17 x 20-24 mm, thick and fleshy, without venation. Usually 2 cataphylls just above the cotyledons. First true leaves elliptical, midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous, veins about 15-25 each side of the midrib, midrib depressed on the upper surface; new growth dark bluish purple. Seed germination time 7 to 32 days.
Occurs in NEQ, restricted to the area between Cooktown and Innisfail. Altitudinal range from sea level to 200 m. Grows in well developed lowland rain forest often in close proximity to watercourses. Also occurs in the Moluccas, New Guinea and New Britain.
This tree has potential in horticulture at least in the tropics. The new growth flushes are deep purple and the profusion of flowers are cream with prominent yellow stamens.