Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Siphonodon membranaceus F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1899) Queensland Agricultural Journal 5(4): 388. Type: Evelyn, Herberton district, J.F. Bailey.
Thin orange layer usually visible just under the thin outer layer of dead bark.
Leaf blades about 6-20 x 2-5 cm, petioles about 0.7-0.9 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface but petiole channelled on the upper surface. About 6-12 pairs of lateral veins. Leafy twigs somewhat rough and wrinkled, lenticels pale and elongated. Stipules small and inconspicuous, about 1 x 0.5 mm, apex acute.
Inflorescence about 10-20 mm long, shorter than the leaves, pedicels about 3-7 mm long. Sepals +/- semicircular, about 1.2-2 mm long. Petals obovate or nearly orbicular, about 4-5 mm long. Anther filaments about 1-1.5 x 1.2-1.5 mm, about as wide as the anthers. Disk enclosing the ovary and surrounding the style which is located in a well in the disk. Stigma slightly raised above the disk.
Fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries and Musky Rat-kangaroos. Cooper & Cooper (1994).