Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Pleomele angustifolia (Medik.) N.E.Br.
Brown, N.E. (1914) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew : 277.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze odour may resemble that of freshly shelled peas (Pisum sativum).
Panicles about 15-40 cm long. Flowers in pairs. Pedicels about 5-10 mm long. Perianth united into a tube almost as long as the lobes. Perianth about 15-30 mm long.
Roots bright orange. First pair of leaves about 40-50 x 4-5 mm, linear, finely acute at the apex with 3-5 longitudinally parallel veins. Leaves clasp the stem at the base. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves linear, sessile, apex finely pointed, veins numerous, running ca. parallel from base to apex. Seed germination time 34 days.
Occurs in NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 600 m. Grows in lowland rain forest and monsoon forest usually at low elevations and often close to the sea. Also occurs in Malesia.
Widely cultivated as an ornamental pot plant.