Planchonella xylocarpa (C.T.White) Swenson, Bartish & Munzinger
Swenson, U., Bartish, I.V. & Munzinger, J. (2007) Cladistics 23: 222.
Apple, Claudie River; Planchonella; Claudie River Apple
Bark exudate not copious, more or less confined to the inner blaze. Small orange speckles apparent in the outer blaze.
Petioles and twigs produce a milky exudate. Leaf blades rather large, about 11-40 x 4-10 cm. Lateral veins curving inside the margin but not forming definite loops.
Sepals ovate, about 1.2-2 x 1.2-2 mm, sparsely yellow sericeous on the outer surface, but glabrous inside. Corolla about 1.5-2.5 mm long, stamens inserted in the basal third, filaments about 0.5 mm long, anthers about 0.5 mm long. Staminodes lanceolate, up to 1 mm long. Ovary about 1 mm long, yellow-brown, hirsute. Style about 1-1.5 mm long, stigma 5-lobed.
Cotyledons oblong-ovate, fleshy, about 30-35 mm long. First pair of leaves elliptic, both the upper and lower surfaces sparsely hairy. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, upper surface glabrous or with a few scattered hairs along the midrib, lateral veins about 8-12 each side of the midrib; petiole, stem and terminal bud clothed in almost prostrate, reddish-brown hairs. Seed germination time 41 days.