Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Timonius timon (Spreng.) Merr. var. timon
Merrill, E.D. (1937) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 18: 131.
Inflorescence much shorter than the leaves. Corolla sericeous on the outer surface, tube about 7-12 mm long, lobes about 6-7 mm long, with conspicuous, longitudinal, crenate, glandular ridges, margins wavy or crenate. Anthers sessile, about 6-7 mm long. Ovary about 5 mm long. Style about 3-4 mm long. Stigmas numerous and conspicuous each about 4-5 mm long.
Cotyledons ovate, about 5-6 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- elliptic, base cuneate or attenuate, hairy on the upper surface at least along the midrib; stipules sheathing, linear triangular, hairy on the outer surface; petiole, stem and terminal bud clothed in +/- prostrate, pale hairs. Seed germination time 18 to 45 days.
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards to south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 850 m. Usually grows in open forest but also found in monsoon forest and on rain forest margins. Also occurs in Malesia.
This plant used medicinally by Aborigines. Cribb (1981).