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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Vine stem bark and vine stem transverse section. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side view, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
1st leaf stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Allophylus cobbe (L.) Blume
Blume, C. (1847) Rumphius 3: 131. Type: ?.
Schmidelia serrata (Roxb.) DC., Prodromus 1: 610(1824), Type: ?. Rhus cobbe L., Sp. Pl. 1: 267(1753), Type: Ceylon, collector unknown. Allophylus crenatus Radlk., Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch-Physikalischen Classe der k. Bayer Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Munchen 38 (1908): 234(1909), Type: Rob. Brown, Armstrong. Allophylus ternatus (G.Forst.) Radlk., Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien 3(5): 313(1893), Type: ?. Ornitrophe serrata Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 1: 44(1796), Type: India, collector unknown. Fide Reynolds (1985b). (Now probably the plate t. 61.).
Usually a small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh, but often flowers and fruits as a shrub and occasionally grows as a vine. Vine stem diameters to 4 cm recorded. Blaze very fibrous. Dead bark often slightly layered.
Compound leaf petiole often hairy, about 1.5-8 cm long, shallowly channelled on the upper surface. Leaflet blades about 4-13.5 x 2-7.5 cm, leaflet stalks 0-10 mm long. Midrib and main lateral veins raised on the upper surface of the leaflet blade. Terminal buds clothed in pale, +/- prostrate hairs. Twigs marked by longitudinally elongated lenticels.
Cotyledons fleshy, about 8-12 x 2-4 mm. apex emarginate, base attenuate. First pair of leaves trifoliolate, the middle leaflet much larger than the lateral leaflets. Leaflet blades about 4-6 x 2-2.5 cm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blade margins serrate at least from the middle to the apex, a few prostrate hairs present on the upper surface. Domatia, if present, are tufts of hair.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)