Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Terminalia aridicola subsp. chillagoensis (Domin) Pedley

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Flowers. © G. Sankowsky
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Pedley, L. () Flora of Australia 18: 326.


A small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.


Leaf blades about 4.5-12 x 3-7 cm. Nectar-producing glands (one, two or more) normally visible on the underside of the leaf blade, usually present on the main lateral veins well away from the midrib. Midrib raised or flush with the upper surface.


Inflorescence usually shorter than the leaves, bracts spathulate, up to 3 mm long. Perianth glabrous to densely pubescent outside, lobes triangular, about 2 mm long. Staminal filaments glabrous, about 2-4 mm long. Disk villous. Style glabrous.


Mature fruits glabrous to pubescent, about 15-30 x 15-25 mm, compressed and with lateral wings. Seed about 10-12 x 3-4 mm, cotyledons convolute.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from 300-600 m. Grows in open forest, monsoon forest and vine thickets.

Natural History & Notes

A small tree that has a lot of horticultural merit, produces golden yellow spikes of flowers in profusion.

Terminalia chillagoensis Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 999(1928), Type: Queensland, Chillagoe, Feb. 1910, K. Domin; holo: PR.
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