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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves, Fruit. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Fruit. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Actephila latifolia Benth.
Bentham, G. (1873) Flora Australiensis 6: 89. Type: Queensland, Cape York, Daemel s. n. Lecto: K. (Fide Shaw 1981).
Actephila sp. (Little Mossman BH 13697), : (), Type: ?.
Flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2-3 m tall.
Leaves tend to be arranged in tight spirals or whorls along the twigs. Lateral veins curving but forming only indistinct loops inside the blade margin. Leaf blade about 13-21 x 5-7 cm. Petiole grooved on the upper surface.
Both male and female flowers produced on the same plant but male flowers are often difficult to distinguish. Flowers on pedicels about 4-5 mm long. Each petal ending in a tuft of hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)