Pilidiostigma tropicum L.S.Sm.
Smith, L.S. (1956) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 67: 36. Type: QUEENSLAND. Cook District: .. Glen Allyn, J.L. Tardent sn, 18 Oct. 1929, Holo: BRI.
Two or three pairs of small, linear or leaf-like cataphylls are usually produced before the first pair of true leaves. First pair of true leaves ovate or elliptic, about 6-14 x 3-9 mm, apex retuse. Small oil dots visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade lanceolate or ovate, glabrous; oil dots small and numerous, visible with a lens; stem shortly 4-winged. Seed germination time 28 to 78 days.
Fruit eaten by Fruit Pigeons and Spectacled Foxes. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
A beautiful small tree well worthy of a place in horticulture. The leaves are glossy dark green and the flowers which are white with prominent yellow stamens are followed by black fruits.