Triunia montana (C.T.White) Foreman
Foreman, D.B. (1987) Muelleria 6: 195. Type: Queensland, Bellenden Ker, Palm camp, Mestons bellenden ker Expedition, QLD, 1889, F.M.Bailey s.n. fide Foreman (1986).
Mountain Spice Bush; Spice Bush, Mountain
Can grow into a small tree about 6 m tall but usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2-3 m tall.
Leaf blades about 8-13.5 x 2.5-4.5 cm, thick and leathery. Petioles about 0.7-1 cm long and somewhat flattened on the upper surface. Usually four leaves in each whorl. Midrib depressed on the upper surface of the leaf blade. Lateral veins, about 7-10, forming loops well inside the blade margin. Oak grain in the twigs. Terminal buds and young shoots densely clothed in rusty red hairs, which usually persist on the petiole and the midrib on the underside of the leaf blade.
Inflorescence about 7.5 cm long. Flowers perfumed, paired, pedicels ferruginous-tomentose, about 4-8 mm long, without a common peduncle. Tepals ferruginous hairy, about 12-20 mm long, anterior tepal free, the remaining tepals coherent at the base and for about half their length. Anthers about 1.5-2 mm long, apiculate at the apex, filaments very short or nil. Pollen white. Hypogynous glands two, free, oblong, about 0.5 mm long. Ovary sessile, densely ferruginous-tomentose, about 1.5 mm long. Ovules 2. Styles about 12 mm long, stigma turbinate.
Cataphylls produced between the cotyledons and true first leaves. First pair of true leaves opposite or sub-opposite, margins toothed, usually about 3-6 teeth around the margin. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate or oblanceolate, apex acuminate, base cuneate to attenuate, lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin, margin often but not always serrate. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Petiole, stem and terminal buds densely clothed in ferruginous red hairs. Cataphylls present between the whorls of leaves as the seedling grows. Seed germination time 110 to 112 days.