Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Pseudoweinmannia apetala (F.M.Bailey) Engl.

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Engler, H.G.A. (1928) Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien ed. 2 18a: 249.

Common name

Scrub Rosewood; Mararie; Marara; Red Carabeen; Red Carrobean; Rose Marara; Scrub Redwood


Usually prominently buttressed, particularly on the larger trees. Pale brown brittle stripes usually obvious in the blaze.


Leaflet blades about 4.5-9 x 2.5-4 cm. Leaflets +/- stalkless. Midrib and main lateral veins generally raised on the upper surface. Stipules tapering to a fine point.


Pedicels filiform, about 3-9 mm long. Tepals about 2 mm long, pubescent on both the inner and outer surfaces. Staminal filaments about 3-3.5 mm long. Ovary woolly, about 1 mm long. Base of ovary surrounded by a claret-red, glandular disk.


Fruits densely clothed in long woolly brown or golden hairs, (individual hairs about 3-4 mm long). Calyx lobes persistent. Styles persistent. Fruits (beneath the hairs) about 3 x 2-3 mm. Embryo about 1 mm long.


Cotyledons elliptic, about 4-5 mm long with a few hairs on the upper surface about the margin. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acute, base attenuate or cuneate, margin conspicuously toothed from base to apex, hairy on the upper surface; petiole, stem and terminal bud clothed in upright hairs; stipules triangular or linear-ovate, hairy. Seed germination time 24 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range in NEQ from near sea level to 800 m. Tends to be more common in drier rain forest but also found in better quality rain forest.

Natural History & Notes

Produces a useful general purpose timber.

Wood specific gravity 0.88. Cause et al. (1989).

Weinmannia apetala F.M.Bailey, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 8: 76(1892), Type: Kamerunga, E. Cowley 65. September 1893.
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