Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Pavetta granitica F.Muell. ex Bremek.
Bremekamp, C.E.B. (1934) Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 37 : 123. Type: Queensland, Burdekin, Ferd. Mueller s.n.; holo: K.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-5 m tall.
Cotyledons orbicular, about 9-15 mm diam., petiole very short or absent. First pair of leaves elliptic. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, about 65 x 20 mm, +/- sessile, petioles very short, about 3-4 mm long, lateral veins about 5-6, forming loops inside the blade margin. Stipules about 3-6 mm long, fused to one another at the base but the apices free and linear. Seed germination time 18 to 300 days.
Probably endemic to Australia, occurs in NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 200-800 m. Grows on rocky outcrops in open forest areas but also found in monsoon forest and vine thickets.
A well shaped shrub that has white perfumed flowers. This species has a place in gardens in dryer areas.