Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Polyscias bellendenkerensis (F.M.Bailey) Philipson
Philipson, W.R. (1977) Austrobaileya 1(1): 24.
Usually grows into a small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh but usually flowers and fruits as a single stemmed shrub. Blaze odour strong +/- resembling that of mango (Mangifera indica) bark.
Cotyledons lanceolate or elliptic, about 11-17 x 6-8 mm. First pair of leaves with a few teeth towards the apex. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves sometimes a combination of a palmate and a pinnate leaf. Seed germination time 62 to 189 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Kissodendron bellendenkerense (Bailey) Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 1038(1928). Pentapanax bellendenkerensis F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agricultural Journal 15(1): 491(1904), Type: Summit of Bellenden-Ker, Mestons Expedition, 1904.
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