Antidesma hylandii Airy Shaw
Airy Shaw, H.K. (1981) Kew Bulletin 36: 636. Type: Queensland, between Lockerbie & Somerset, Hyland 10265; holo: K; iso: QRS.
Usually grows into a small tree but also flowers and fruits as a shrub.
Leaf blade about 8.5-17.5 x 3.5-7.5 cm, petioles about 1-2 cm long. Stipules small, filiform, about 2-3 mm long. Lateral veins about 6-8 on each side of the midrib, forming definite loops inside the blade margin. Leaf-bearing twigs marked by numerous longitudinally elongated brown or rusty lenticels. Domatia are tufts of hair.
Male flowers: Flowers in spikes about 15-40 mm long. Female flowers: Flowers in racemes about 20-40 mm long. Flowers about 2-3 mm diam. on pedicels about 1 mm long. Petals absent, tepals about 0.5 x 0.9 mm surrounding a hairy disk. Stamens borne on a densely hairy disk. Anthers about 0.5 x 0.4 mm, filaments about 1 mm long. Styles three, fused together at the base and attached sub-laterally. Each style branch about 1 mm long with two stigmatic branches at the apex.
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Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)