Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Rhysotoechia florulenta S.T.Reynolds
Reynolds, S.T. (1991) Austrobaileya 3: 490. Type: Queensland. Cook District: S. F. R. 143, Parish of Kanawarra, Carbine L. A., Mt Lewis, 16 Oct.1989, B. Gray 5129 (holo: BRI; iso: BRI, QRS).
Flowers cream, about 6-7 mm diam., in large panicles about 10-40 cm long. Calyx lobes about 3-4 x 2.5-3 mm. Petals broadly ovate, about 2.5-3 mm long, with two prominent scales or crest-like appendages on the inner surface close to the base. Stamens eight, filaments hairy on the lower half, about 3 mm long, inserted inside the yellowish-green doughnut-shaped disk. Ovary +/- glabrous.
Fruit about 2.5 cm long. Inner surface of the capsule yellow-orange. Aril orange-yellow, covering only the base of the seed. Cotyledons green.
Distribution and Ecology
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