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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side view, cross section, seeds. Copyright W. T. Cooper
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, durian germination. Copyright CSIRO
Meiogyne cylindrocarpa subsp. trichocarpa
Meiogyne cylindrocarpa subsp. trichocarpa Jessup
Jessup, L.W. (2007) Flora of Australia 2: 450. Type: Queensland, 8 km. past Pascoe Riv. crossing on the road to Portland Roads, 14 July 1993, P.I. Forster PIF 13600. Holo: BRI.
Grows into a small tree but often flowers and fruits as a shrub.
Leaf bearing twigs glabrous but marked by numerous lenticels. Twig bark strong and fibrous when stripped. Oak grain visible in transverse sections of the twigs. Leaf blades 5-11.5 x 3-5 cm, lateral veins not very obvious. Petioles about 0.3-0.7 cm long, grooved on the upper surface. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin.
Fruiting carpels 5-10 per fruit, each about 20-40 mm long, sausage-shaped and clothed in short velvety hairs. Seeds 1-5 per carpel, each about 9-13 x 8-10 mm long, surface marked by a line completely encircling the seed. Endosperm ruminate to the centre of the seed. Embryo small, about 1-2.5 mm long. Cotyledons about as wide as the elongated radicle.
First pair of leaves +/- ovate to elliptic, apex obtuse, base +/- cuneate, shortly petiolate. Midrib hairy on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade, blades otherwise glabrous. Oil dots visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves lanceolate to elliptic, shortly petiolate. Stems clothed in dark brown hairs and pale lenticels.
Distribution and Ecology
Food plant for the larval stages of the Green Spotted Triangle Butterfly. Sankowsky & Neilsen (2000).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)