Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Symplocos hylandii Noot.
Nooteboom, H.P. (1982) Brunonia 4(2): 323. Type: Hyland 1395 (QRS) Queensland, 17 deg 25 S., 145 deg 45 E., altitude 680 m.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Younger leafy twigs, petiole and midrib on the underside of the leaf blade clothed somewhat sparsely in long, straggly hairs; older twigs and leaves glabrous. Leaf blades about 6.5-15 x 1.5-4.5 cm. Upper surface of the leaf blade arched between the lateral veins. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Scale leaves usually present at the base of each leafy shoot.
Inflorescence about 8-20 mm long. Flowers about 2 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 1 mm long. Corolla about 3 mm long. Stamens about 10-15. Style glabrous, about 1.5-2 mm long.
Fruits ovoid, about 10-12 x 8-9 mm. Endocarp thick and hard, longitudinally ribbed or grooved, stone, obpyriform, about 8 x 5 mm. Cotyledons about as wide as the radicle.
Cotyledons about 15 x 1 mm. First pair of leaves hairy on both surfaces. Seed germination time 295 days.
Endemic to NEQ, from Mt Bellenden Ker to near Millaa Millaa. Altitudinal range from 500-750 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed upland rain forest.