Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Wilkiea sp. McDowall Range (J.G.Tracey 14552)
Provisional HISPID phrase name.
Flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Leaf blades about 5.5-8 x 2-4 cm, margins finely toothed, each tooth with a small brown apical gland. Lower surface of the leaf blade with short pale hairs especially when young. Lateral veins form distinct loops inside the blade margin. Oil dots very small, visible only with a lens. Terminal buds and young shoots densely clothed in pale hairs. Oak grain in the twigs.
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Fruits consist of about 1-4 carpels on a small green receptacle. Fruits about 15 x 10-11 mm. Seeds about 10-11 x 7-8 mm. Embryo about 6-7 mm long. Cotyledons about 5-5.5 mm long, only slightly wider than the radicle. Radicle about 1-1.5 mm long, much shorter than the cotyledons.
Four cataphylls produced before the first true leaves. Cataphylls green, alternately arranged, margins toothed. First pair of true leaves sub-opposite, blades about 16-18 x 6 mm, apex apiculate, base obtuse. Margin with 9-12 teeth on each side. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade thick and soft, elliptic, base cordate to truncate with about 7 looping lateral veins; margin toothed with about 30-35 small teeth on each side. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade thick, soft, elliptic, base cordate to truncate with about 7 looping lateral veins and margins with about 30-35 small teeth on each side of the midrib.
Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 40-700 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest.