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Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Ehretia membranifolia R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 497. Type: v.v. R. Brown, Northern Australia.
Blaze darkens markedly on exposure.
Leaf blades about 3-10 x 0.5-3 cm, usually more than 4 times as long as broad, bases oblique. Petiole slender, grooved on the upper surface. Lateral veins about 8-20 on each side of the midrib. Midrib slightly raised on the upper surface. Domatia are conspicuous tufts of hair. Fine oak grain in the twigs.
Fruits globular, about 2-3.5 mm long.
Cotyledons ovate, 5-6 mm long, hairy on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves lanceolate, apex acute, base cuneate or rounded; leaves hairy on the underside at least along midrib and main lateral veins; stem clothed in pale hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)