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Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Dehisced fruit and arillous seed. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Alectryon tomentosus (F.Muell.) Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879) Actes du Congres Internationale de Botanistes ... Amsterdam for 1877: 117. Type: ?.
Nephelium tomentosum F.Muell., Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 2: 64(1857), Type: On the Brisbane River. Hill & Mueller..
Woolly Rambutan; Bed-jacket; Hairy Alectryon; Hairy Bird's Eye; Red Jacket
A small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze layering usually very conspicuous.
Young twigs longitudinally grooved and clothed in yellow +/- erect tortuous hairs. Leaflet blades about 4-14.5 x 2-6.5 cm. Leaflet stalks quite short.
Cotyledons +/- spathulate, about 10-12 mm long. First pair of leaves trifoliolate, the leaflets lobed or coarsely toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades coarsely toothed, terminal bud clothed in yellowish, erect, tortuous hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as coastal central New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 950 m. Grows in monsoon forest and drier, more seasonal rain forest.