Myrsine porosa F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1865) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 108. Type: In valle fluvii Mackays River; ad torrentes montium Seaview Range, porre in convalli Dalrymples Gap. Dallachy.
Red Muttonwood; Muttonwood, Northern; Muttonwood, Red; Northern Muttonwood
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Oak grain in the wood.
Three types of oil dots visible with a lens, large translucent circular dots, large translucent streaky dots and smaller reddish dots. Leaf blades about 4.8-16 x 1.6-6.2 cm, margin often recurved near the base. Petioles about 3-7 mm long. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Venation difficult to distinguish, about 20 veins on each side of midrib.
Flowers predominantly 5-merous. Inflorescence much shorter than the leaves and shorter than or approximating the petioles. Pedicels about 1-4 mm long. Calyx lobes marked by orange glands. Corolla tube about 0.5 mm long, corolla lobes about 2.5-3 mm long, outer surface glabrous but margins and inner surface minutely papillose. Pollen white. Ovary about 1 x 0.6-0.7 mm. Style and/or stigma pale green, about 3-4 mm long in the female flowers. Stigma broad, irregularly lobed, capitate.
Infructescence much shorter than the leaves and scarcely exceeding the petioles. Pedicels about 1.5-4 mm long. Fruits globular or depressed globular, about 4-7 x 3-5 mm. Calyx persistent at the base. Calyx usually 5-lobed. Seeds about 3 x 3 mm. Cotyledons about as wide as the radicle or slightly narrower but forming only a small part of the whole embryo.
Cotyledons ovate, about 7-11 x 6-8 mm, margins toothed with about 1-4 teeth on each side. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acute, base attenuate, teeth small, 4-7 each side of the leaf blade, glabrous; oil dots mainly translucent, numerous, visible with a lens; petiole grooved on the upper surface. Terminal bud clothed in reddish scale-like hairs. Seed germination time 86 to 88 days.