Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Rhodomyrtus pervagata Guymer
Guymer, G.P. (1991) Austrobaileya 3(3): 380. Type: Qld. Cook District, 15 km along Mt Lewis Rd, off Julatten Mareeba Rd, January 1986, G.P.Guymer 2017.
Rusty Rhodomyrtus; Ironwood
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Cream or white stripes may be visible in the blaze.
Inflorescence not exceeding the leaves, but usually longer than the petioles. Calyx lobes about 4 mm long, appressed pubescent on both the inner and outer surfaces. Petals +/- hemispherical, about 5 mm diam., appressed pubescent on the outer surface, but glabrous on the inner surface. Ovary apex pubescent. Stigma capitate.
Infructescence not exceeding the leaves. Calyx lobes persistent at the apex of the fruit. Fruits +/- globular to ellipsoid, about 12-13 x 9-10 mm. Seeds flattened, about 2 x 2 mm. Embryo U-shaped.