Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Samadera sp. Tozer Range (L.J.Brass 19393)

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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 Provisional HISPID phrase name.


Occasionally grows into a small tree but usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-3 m tall.


Leaf blades about 8-15 x 2.5-4 cm. Lateral veins straight (not curved) forming an angle of more than 70 with the midrib. Terminal buds and young shoots clothed in pale brown prostrate hairs.


Calyx about 1 mm long. Petals about 2.5 mm long. Stamens 8 or 10, filaments broad at the base (much wider than the anthers) but abruptly constricted towards the apex. Ovaries hairy, seated on a fleshy disk.


Fruits variable depending on the number of drupes produced per flower. Fruiting carpels about 5-10 mm long.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland. Occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 500 m. Usually grows in open forest but also found in monsoon forest and vine thickets.


Quassia sp. Tozer Range (L.J.Brass 19393)

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