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Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigal germination and 10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Bauhinia hookeri F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859) Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 51. Type: Queensland, Gilbert River, F. Mueller; holo: MEL; iso: K.
Lysiphyllum hookeri (F.Muell.) Pedley, Austrobaileya 1(3): 33(1981), Type: ?. Bauhinia hookeri F.Muell. var. hookeri, Flora Australiensis 2: 296(1864), Type: ?.
Bauhinia, White; Bauhinia; Pegunny; Ebony, Mountain; Ebony, Queensland; Hooker's Bauhinia; Mountain Ebony; White Bauhinia; Queensland Ebony; Bauhinia, Hooker's
Two leaflets in the compound leaf, each leaflet blade about 25-40 x 15-30 mm, sessile, usually with 4-7 longitudinal radiating veins. A peg-like gland usually present between the leaflets. Stipules about 1-1.5 mm long.
Pods flat, about 10-20 x 3-3.5 cm. Seeds flat, about 10-13 x 6-8 mm.
Cotyledons linear-oblong, about 11-14 mm long, +/- fleshy, without any obvious venation. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves compound with two leaflets, leaflets +/- orbicular, unequal-sided, with 3-5 veins radiating from the base; stipules +/- orbicular.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and southwards to coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 500 m. Grows in monsoon forest and vine thickets but also found in beach forest and in more open situations such as open forest.
Has potential in gardens and as a street tree in dry areas. Produces showy white flowers.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)