Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Siphonodon australis Benth.
Bentham, G. (1863) Flora Australiensis 1: 403. Type: Queensland. Brisbane river, A. Cunningham. N.S. Wales. Clarence river, Beckler.
Ivorywood; Scrub Guava; Wild Guava
A thin orange layer usually visible beneath the dead bark.
Inflorescence about 10-20 mm long, shorter than the leaves, 1-3 flowered, pedicels about 8-10 mm long. Sepals +/- semicircular, about 1.5-3 mm long. Petals nearly orbicular, about 6.5-8 mm. Anther filaments about 1.5 x 1.5 mm, as wide or wider than the anthers. Disk enclosing the ovary and surrounding the style which is located in a well in the disk. Stigma +/- level with the disk.
Endemic to Australia, occurs in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and in south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales but not in coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range in CYP and NEQ from sea level to 900 m. Grows in drier rain forest and monsoon forest.