Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Stenocarpus verticis Foreman

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Flowers [not vouchered]. © G.Sankowsky
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Foreman, D.B. (1995) Flora of Australia 16: 498. Type: Gunn Point, NT, 2 May 1984, G.Wightman 1298 & C.R.Dunlop.


Can grow into a small tree but also flowers and fruits as a shrub.


Oak grain visible in the twigs. Leaf blades about 8-15 x 2-7 cm, petioles about 0.5-1.5 cm long, channelled on the upper surface. Venation usually conspicuously, 3-veined, sometimes 5-veined. Terminal buds and young shoots clothed in short reddish brown hairs.


Inflorescence a condensed umbel-like raceme. About 20-50 flowers in each umbel. Pedicels about 4-12 mm long. Peduncles about 10-30 mm long. Tepals about 8-10 mm long, clothed in reddish brown 2-armed or T-shaped hairs. Anthers about 0.6 x 0.6 mm, sessile, near the apex of the tepals. Hypogynous gland one, greenish-yellow +/- boat-shaped, partly encompassing the stalk of the ovary. Ovary on a stalk about 4-5 mm long. Style +/- glabrous, about 7-12 mm long, stigmas 1 mm diam., lateral at the apex of the style.


Follicles linear, about 3-8 cm long.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia, occurs in NT, CYP and the northern part of NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to about 100 m. Grows in vine thickets, monsoon forest and rain forest particularly on laterite, sandstone and old sand dunes.

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