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10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, three views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves, flowers and immature fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Acronychia chooreechillum (F.M.Bailey) C.T.White
White, C.T. (1933) Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 4: 49. Type: ?.
Melicope chooreechillum F.M.Bailey, Botany of the Bellenden-Ker Expedition (in Meston: Report of the Government Scientific Expedition to Bellenden-Ker Range): 33(1889), Type: Summit of Bartle Frere.
Leaflet blades about 2.5-7 x 1-3.2 cm, usually emarginate at the apex. Oil dots numerous and closely spaced. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Leaflet stalks and compound leaf petiole shallowly channelled on the upper surface.
Cotyledons about 7-9 mm long, margin finely crenate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acute, base cuneate, glabrous on the upper surface; oil dots numerous, visible with a lens; petiole glabrous, narrowly winged.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the higher mountains between Mt Finnigan and Mt Bartle Frere. Altitudinal range from 1000-1550 m. Grows in mountain rain forest, often found in low, windswept forest on exposed ridges.