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Actephila petiolaris subsp. jagonis

Family

Phyllanthaceae

Botanical Name

Actephila petiolaris subsp. jagonis P.I.Forst.

Forster, P.I. (2005) Austrobaileya 7(1): 83. Type: Queensland. Cook District: on track from Power Station, to Mt Surprise Creek [Barron Gorge], 16 51S, 145 38E, 23 January 1993, R.L. Jago 2030 (holo: BRI).

Stem

Shrub to 2 m tall.

Leaves

Leaves with sparse ferruginous-brown indumentum when young. Leaf blades about 9-21 x 5-9 cm, obovate, rarely elliptic-ovate. Petioles long, about 2-9 cm long, grooved on the upper surface and swollen at its junction with the twig. Stipules small and inconspicuous.

Flowers

Flowers not known but likely to be similar to Actephila petiolaris subsp. petiolaris.

Fruit

Capsules depressed globular, about 20 x 25 mm, pedicels long and slender (about 3-7 cm long). Seeds about 13 x 11 mm. Cotyledons crumpled and folded many times.

Seedlings

Features not known.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, known only from Barron Gorge National Park near Cairns. Altitudinal range from 100-330 m. Occurs on steep slopes in semi-deciduous vineforest on substrates derived from metamorphics.

Natural History

Flowers not known

NEQ

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Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

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Tree

X

RFK Code

3575