Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Megahertzia amplexicaulis A.S.George & B.Hyland
George, A.S. & Hyland, B.P.M. (1995) Flora of Australia 16: 497. Type: Branch of Cooper Creek, Qld; 16 10S, 145 24E, 22 Aug. 1987, G.Sankowsky 638 & N.Sankowsky.
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Cotyledons +/- obovate, about 17-20 mm long. First leaf coarsely toothed or lobed, subsequent leaves with serrate margins. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- elliptic, sessile, base amplexicaul, margin serrate towards the apex but smooth towards the base; terminal bud clothed in rusty red, prostrate hairs. Seed germination time 16 days.
Endemic to NEQ, known only from Noah Creek, Mt Sorrow, Mt Hemmant, Pieter Botte Logging Area and Roaring Meg Creek. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 700 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed lowland rain forest but is probably more frequently encountered in fringing forest along creeks and watercourses.