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Leaves and fruits. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, several views, cross section and endocarp. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Antidesma erostre Benth.
Bentham, G. (1873) Flora Australiensis 6: 87. Type: Queensland. Rockingham Bay, Dallachy..
Wild Currant; Currant-tree; Currantwood
Seldom grows beyond 30 cm dbh.
Leaf blades about 5-11 x 2.5-4 cm. About 5-8 pairs of lateral veins forming distinct loops inside the blade margin. Numerous pale lenticels on the leafy twigs.
Fruits small, about 7-10 mm long. Persistent calyx swollen, +/- disk-like.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 12-15 x 7-10 mm, apex obtuse, base cuneate. First leaves ovate to obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate. Lower surface clothed in short hairs. Midrib hairy, flush with the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: petioles hairy; stipules filiform, 3-5 mm long, hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1150 m. Grows in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites but tends to be more common in upland and mountain rain forest.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)