Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Symplocos cyanocarpa var. pilosa Jessup

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Jessup, L.W. (2011). Austrobaileya 8(3): 238. Type: Queensland. Cook District: Timber Reserve 146, Tableland Logging Area, 11 September 1980, B.P.Hyland 10582.


Flowers and fruits as a shrubby plant about 3-4 m tall.


Leaf blades about 8-16 x 2.5-6 cm, petioles about 0.4-0.7 cm long, grooved on the upper surface. Upper surface of the leaf blade arched between the lateral veins. Lateral veins about 7-10 on each side of the midrib, forming loops inside the blade margin.


Flowers about 3 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 2-2.5 mm long. Corolla about 2-3 mm long. Stamens about 20-21, filaments hairy, about 1.5-2 mm long. Pollen yellow. Style about 1-3 mm long. Disk orange, clothed in erect hairs.


Fruits +/- cylindrical, about 10 x 4 mm.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, known from the Big Tableland and Mt Hartley. Altitudinal range from 200-750 m. Grows as an understory plant in upland rain forest.


Symplocos sp. Big Tableland (B.P.Hyland 10582).

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