Monoon australe (Benth.) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders
Xue, B. et al (2012) Taxon 61(5): 1030.
Cape Canary Beech; Beech, Canary; Beech, Cape Canary; Canary Beech; Northern Territory Polyalthia
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze very finely layered. Pale fibrous stripes in the outer blaze.
First leaf broadly spathulate, about 4 mm wide, petiole forming a distinct sheath around the stem. At the tenth leaf stage: lateral veins diverge from the midrib at a very low angle and run parallel to one another. Petiole forming a puberulent, longitudinally veined sheath around the stem. Seed germination time 16 to 39 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Green Spotted Triangle, Pale Green Triangle and the Green Triangle Butterflies. Sankowsky & Neilsen (2000).
Popowia australis Benth., Fl. Austral. 1: 52(1863), Type: Northern Territory, Barrow Bay, Port Essington, May 1840, J. Armstrong 623; holo: K. Polyalthia australis (Benth.) Jessup, Austrobaileya 2(3): 227 (1984). Polyalthia armitiana F.Muell., A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora, Supplement 3 : 6(1890), Type: Mr. Armits collection from tributaries of the Gilbert River. Polyalthia holtzeana F.Muell., Southern Science Record : 230(1882), Type: Near Port Darwin; Maurice Holtze.