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Flower. Copyright Stanley Breeden
Dehiscing fruit. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Dehiscing fruit. Copyright Stanley Breeden
Habit, flower. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Dillenia alata (DC.) Martelli
Martelli, U. (1886) Malesia 3: 157. Type: ?.
Wormia alata DC., Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale 1: 434(1817), Type: Banks, Endeavour Riv., Point Look Out; holo: BM; iso:E, P..
Golden Guinea Tree; Red Beech; Beech, Red
Bark reddish brown, papery.
Sepals green, +/- fleshy, persistent even in dehisced fruits. Fruiting carpels about 18-20 x 10-14 mm. Seeds about 4 x 3 mm.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 600 m. Grows in rain forest but frequently found in wet situations in other types of forest, particularly on the coastal lowlands. Also occurs in New Guinea and some of the adjacent islands.
A medium sized shady tree of considerable horticultural merit which produces large yellow flowers.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)