Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Sarcotoechia lanceolata (C.T.White) S.T.Reynolds
Reynolds, S.T. (1985) Austrobaileya 2(2): 185.
Pear Tamarind; Foambark; Tamarind, Pink; Tamarind, Pear; Topaz Tamarind; Pink Foambark; Pink Tamarind
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Inflorescence about 2.5-8 cm long, pedicels about 1.5-2 mm long. Calyx about 1.2 mm long, puberulent, lobes ovate. Petals broadly ovate, long clawed, 2-toothed, sparsely hairy on the claw and scale-like lower margin, petals about 1 mm long. Stamens usually eight, filaments hairy to +/- glabrous, about 0.5-2 mm long, inserted inside the disk. Female flowers: Flowers about 2 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 1 mm long. Petals obtriangular, less than 1 mm long. Staminodes 8. Ovary hairy, about 1 mm long.
First pair of leaves opposite or alternate, leaf blade ovate or lanceolate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrowly elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate, midrib slightly raised on the upper surface. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Seed germination time 18 to 59 days.
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the Atherton Tableland area and surrounding mountains. Altitudinal range from 400-1000 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.