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Terminalia oblongata F.Muell.

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Mueller, F.J.H. von (1861) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 2(16): 152. Lectotype: Suttor and Dawson (Rivers), F. Mueller (MEL 1005514).

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Usually grows into a small tree 7 m, but can grow to 20 m.


Leaf blades about 3-6 x 1-2 cm, petioles about 0.5-1.2 cm long, grooved on the upper surface at least towards the base. Lateral veins 4-7 on each side of the midrib.


Inflorescence a spike 20-30 mm long. Perianth tube + lobes about 5 mm long. Lobes about 2 x 1 mm. Stamens ten, filaments glabrous, about 2.5-3.5 mm long. Anthers about 0.9 x 0.5 mm. Disk villous. Style villous, about 4 mm long.


Fruit + wing about 18 x 25 mm. Seeds about 8 x 3 mm. Cotyledons convolute, larger than the radicle.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 500-600 m. Grows in vine thickets and monsoon forest.


Terminalia oblongata F.Muell. subsp. oblongata, Pedley, L. in George, A.S. (1990) Flora of Australia 18: 327 .

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