Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Wilkiea longipes (Benth.) Whiffin & Foreman
Whiffin, T. & Foreman, D.B. (2007) Flora of Australia 2: 451.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh, usually poorly formed and/or multistemmed. Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Inflorescence usually shorter than the leaves. Flowers about 2-3 mm diam. Tepals small and inconspicuous. Staminal filaments fused to form a short thick tube. Female flowers operculate. Carpels about 12-18, each about 1 mm long, villous.
Receptacle orange, slightly swollen, glabrescent to puberulent. Fruiting carpels ellipsoid, about 15-17 x 12-13 mm. Seed about 13 x 10 mm. Embryo about 6 mm long. Cotyledons wider than the radicle.
Cotyledons ovate to almost orbicular, about 25-38 x 15-31 mm, apex obtuse, base cordate, 3-veined, petioles about 7 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to elongate-elliptic, apex acute or acuminate, base cuneate or attenuate, margin serrate to crenate, glabrous; petiole glabrous or sparsely hairy. Seed germination time 34 to 75 days.
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 800 m. Grows as an understory tree in lowland and upland rain forest on a variety of sites.