Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Steganthera macooraia (F.M.Bailey) P.K.Endress
Endress, P.K. (1979) Blumea 25(1/2): 315.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Inflorescence much shorter than the leaves. Flowers about 3 mm diam. Perianth lobes minute. Receptacle hairy on the inner surface. Stamens included in the perianth tube, filaments short. Female flowers operculate. Carpels variable in number, about 10-24.
Cotyledons ovate or lanceolate, 25-34 x 10-19 mm, apex apiculate, base rounded or truncate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to obovate, apex acute, acuminate to apiculate, base cuneate to attenuate, margin with teeth concentrated in the apical half, 1-5 teeth on either side, glabrous; petiole grooved on the upper surface. Midrib raised on the upper surface. Seed germination time 49 to 120 days.
Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 650-1500 m. Grows as an understory tree in upland and mountain rain forest, often found in stunted windswept rain forest on the highest mountain ridges.