Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Syzygium apodophyllum (F.Muell.) B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1983) Australian Journal of Botany Supplementary Series 9: 49.
Rex Satinash; Satinash, Rex
Bracts subulate, about 0.4-0.6 mm, present at anthesis, reduced leaves about 3 mm long also present. Calyx tube (hypanthium) gradually tapering into a long pedicel, calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 10-13 mm long, tube (hypanthium) about 3-4.5 mm diam., calyx +/- operculate, splitting once diametrically and opening as a large pore with a +/- smooth margin. Petals orbicular, about 8 mm diam., oil dots numerous and conspicuous, about 20-80 per petal. Outer staminal filaments about 4-9 mm long, anthers about 0.7 x 0.6 mm, gland +/- terminal, near the back of the anther. Ovules about 8-12 per locule, placentas axile, ovules +/- horizontal or slightly ascending. Style about 10-12 mm long, equal to or exceeding the stamens.
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1500 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites but tends to be more common in mountain rain forest.
Generally a small poorly formed tree of no commercial value.
Wood specific gravity 0.80. Hyland (1983).