Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Synima reynoldsiae P.I.Forst.
Forster, P.I. (2006) Austrobaileya 7: 286. Type: Queensland, Seamark Rd, Tarzali, 25 Nov. 2002, W. Cooper & W.T. Cooper WWC1798. Holo: BRI; Iso: A, L, MEL, MO, NSW, Z.
Sarcotoechia, Mountain; Mountain Sarcotoechia
Attains the dimensions of a small to medium-sized tree (30-40 cm dbh). Blaze odour resembles that of Poison Peach (Trema aspera). A pale brown layer is usually visible beneath the subrhytidome layer but before the outer blaze. Sapwood surface corrugated.
Leaflets about 4-6 in the compound leaf, each leaflet blade about 6-8 x 2-2.5 cm, entire. Leaflet stalks about 0.9 cm long, swollen at their junction with the compound leaf rhachis. Leaflets much paler, almost white, on the underside. Lateral veins about 16-22 on each side of the midrib. Midrib depressed or +/- flush with the upper surface. Terminal buds clothed in pale brown, prostrate hairs.
Fruits +/- subglobose, 1-3-lobed, about 14-20 x 16-18 mm, calyx lobes persistent at the base. Valves thick and fleshy, villous on the inner surface, usually with pink hairs. Aril almost completely enclosing the seed except for a narrow lateral slit where the testa is brown and exposed. Elsewhere the testa appears white. Seeds ovoid, about 11-12 x 8-9 mm. Radicle about 1 mm long +/- tangential to the cotyledons.