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Fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright B. Gray
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Aceratium ferrugineum C.T.White
White, C.T. (1932) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew: 43. Type: North Queensland: Mount Spurgeon, overhanging watercourses near the top of the mountain, old flowers and ripe fruits, February 1923, A.L.Marrotsy.
Carabeen, Rusty; Rusty Carabeen
Petioles, twigs and underside of the leaves densely clothed in dark brown or rusty brown hairs. Leaf blades about 7.5-16 x 3.5-6.5 cm. Midrib hairy on the upper surface. Stipules small, hairy and inconspicuous.
Sepals narrowly lanceolate, about 14-16 x 3-4 mm, pink but clothed in brown hairs. Petals narrowly spathulate, about 18-20 x 5-7 mm, apex either 3-lobed (each lobe indented) or irregularly dentate. Stamens about 12-15, arranged in groups of three, two enclosed in the petals and one closer to the style. Staminal filaments glabrous, sigmoid, about 5-7 mm long, anthers linear, about 3.9-4.1 mm long, minutely puberulous, setiferous at the apex. Disk yellow, about 1 mm high and weakly lobed. Ovary ovoid, about 4-5 mm long, densely strigose, ovules 4 per locule. Style pink, about 14-15 mm long, strigose in the lower half.
Cotyledons obscurely 3-5-veined. A few short hairs present on the upper surface mainly towards the base.
Distribution and Ecology
A medium tree suitable for cooler areas. Flowers large, bright pink, produce in abundance .