Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Melicope affinis T.G.Hartley

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Hartley, T.G. (2001) Allertonia 8(1): 195. Type: Queensland: Cook: State Forest Reserve 143, Windmill Logging Area, 880m, 1 Mar. 1979, B.Gray 1299.


Flowers and fruits as a shrub or tree to 20 m.


Leaves trifoliolate. Leaflet blades usually elliptic, about 6-10 x 2.5-4 cm. Stalk of the middle leaflet slightly longer than those of the lateral leaflets. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Oil dots very numerous and leaflets aromatic when crushed.


Sepals about 0.8 mm long, connate at base, rounded. Petals about 2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens 4, staminal filaments glabrous. Disk glabrous. Ovary with hairs.


Individual fruiting carpels about 3.5-4 mm long, not beaked. Seed about 3 mm long


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, occurs in Windsor Tableland, Mt Spurgeon, Mt Lewis and nearby mountain areas. Altitudinal range from 560-900 m. Grows as an understory tree in rather dry rain forest.

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