Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Premna hylandiana Munir

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Munir, A.A. (1985) Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 7(1): 29. Type: B. Hyland 10232, near Lockerbie, lat. 10 deg, 47 S, long. 142 deg, 28 E, Queensland, Australia, 1.ii.1980 (QRS, holotype; AD, QRS, iso).


Trunk somewhat fluted. Bark pale, flakes elongated, blaze finely layered and dead bark conspicuously layered. Blaze odour resembling that of iodoform or peanut (Arachis hypogaea) skins.


Leaf blades about 12-20 x 8-15 cm, petioles about 3.5-6.5 cm long. Base of the leaf blade broadly rounded to cordate. Stellate hairs visible with a lens on the leafy twigs, petioles and both surfaces of the leaf blade.


Calyx +/- truncate or with four short, obtuse lobes, sparsely glandular and stellate-pubescent outside, about 2.5-3.5 mm long. Corolla about 6 mm long, tube cylindrical, about 2-3 mm long, almost equal to the calyx, lobes about 3-4 mm long. Stamens exserted, filaments glabrous, 3-3.5 mm long. Ovary globose, glabrous, about 1 mm diam. Style glabrous about 3.5-5 mm long.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 450 m. Grows in gallery forest and drier, more seasonal rain forest.

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