Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Ziziphus timoriensis DC.

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Candolle, A.P. de (1825) Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis 2: 20. Type: Timor.


Hard, brittle, dark inclusions in the blaze.


Stipules awl-shaped, caducous. Leaf blades about 8-10 x 2.5-4.5 cm, conspicuously 3-veined and unequal-sided at the base. Midrib and nearly all other veins depressed on the upper surface. Petioles about 0.5-0.7 cm long, grooved on the upper surface. Terminal buds and young shoots clothed in pale hairs. Twig and branch bark reddish orange on the inner surface (next to the cambium).


Inflorescences not exceeding the leaves. Anthers inserted outside the disk and enveloped in the hood-like petals until anthesis. Ovary partly immersed in the large flat-topped disk.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP and NEQ. Known only from the McIlwraith Range area and the Bathurst Heads area near Cape Melville. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 300 m. Grows in monsoon forest and dry rain forest. Also occurs in Malesia.

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