Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants banner
  • Species information
  • About
  • Resources
  • Home
banner
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Click on images
to enlarge



Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO

Aglaia brownii

Family

Meliaceae

Botanical Name

Aglaia brownii Pannell

Pannell, C.M. (1992) Kew Bulletin Additional Series 16: 327. Type: Northern Territory, Cavern Island, 14 Jan. 1803,/ Groote Eylandt, 15 Jan. 1803, R. Brown 5232 (BM).

Stem

Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2-5 m tall but can grow into a small tree.

Leaves

Leaflet blades about 9-13 x 3.5-6.2 cm, clothed in light brown, stellate hairs and brown scales on both the upper and lower surfaces, especially the juvenile leaflets. Leaflet stalks about 0.6-1 cm long, clothed in densely packed, brown, stellate hairs. Lateral veins about 10-12 on each side of the midrib. Compact stellate hairs densely covering the midrib and lateral veins on the lower surface. Stem covered in scattered orange glands, brown scales and densely packed light brown, stellate hairs. Swelling present at the junction of the main rhachis and stem.

Flowers

Flowers about 1 x 1-1.5 mm, very strongly perfumed. Calyx about 0.5 mm long, densely clothed in stellate hairs or calyx. Petals about 1 mm long. Staminal tube about 0.5 mm long. Anthers sessile, attached below the rim of the tube to the margin of a saucer-shaped disk. Ovary surrounded by a ring of stellate hairs.

Fruit

Fruits ellipsoid to ovoid, about 14-21 x 17 mm. Seeds woody, brown, convex, about 10-16 x 7-11 mm, completely enveloped in a creamy brown aril. Embryo thick, cotyledons brown.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and southwards to coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 100 m. Grows as an understory plant in monsoon forest and rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea.

WA

X

NT

X

CYP

X

NEQ

X

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

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

3455