Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Medicosma fareana (F.Muell.) T.G.Hartley
Hartley, T.G. (1985) Australian Journal of Botany 33: 36.
Seldom growing beyond 30 cm dbh. Blaze yellowish.
Cotyledons about 8-10 mm long, margins +/- smooth. First pair of leaves trifoliolate, leaflet margins toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate or attenuate, oil dots numerous, pale brown, visible with a lens; midrib raised on the upper surface; lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin; petiole shallowly channelled with two grooves on the upper surface. Seed germination time 19 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, widespread throughout the area. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1000 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.
Melicope fareana (F.Muell.) Engl., Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien 3(4) : 122(1896). Euodia fareana F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 9: 101(1875), Type: In silvis primaevis trans sinum Rockinghams Bay; Dallachy. [given by T.G.Hartley, Austral. J. Bot. 33 (1985) 36 as Dallachy, 2.xi.1870.).
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