Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Ristantia gouldii Peter G.Wilson & B.Hyland
Wilson, Peter G. & Hyland, B.P.M. (1988) Telopea 3(2): 267. Type: QUEENSLAND: Timber Reserve 1230, Boonjee Logging Area, 17 deg25 S 145 deg 45 E, Hyland 6764, 18.7.1973; holo: QRS; iso: NSW, UNSW.
Narrow yellowish or pale brown stripes in the outer blaze.
Oil dots visible with a lens. Leaf blades about 5-9 x 2.5-5 cm. Lateral veins curved throughout their length but not forming distinct loops. Terminal buds clothed in very short, pale hairs. Bark on young leafy twigs often smooth and reddish but pale brown, slightly scaly and papery on older twigs. Young leaves reddish.
Cotyledons bilobed, butterfly-shaped, about 12-15 x 19-25 mm. Oil dots reddish, easily seen with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate, upper surface clothed in fine, almost prostrate, short hairs; oil dots small and numerous, reddish; petiole hairy. Seed germination time 16 days.