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Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruits. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright B. Gray
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Auranticarpa edentata L.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford
Cayzer, L.W., Crisp, M.D. & Tellford, I.R.H. (2000) Aust. Syst. Bot. 13: 908. Type: Queensland, 40 Mile Scrub, B. Gray 6263; holo: QRS; iso: CANB.
Pittosporum sp. (Forty Mile Scrub BG 4354), : (), Type: ?.
Leaf blades about 5-6.5 x 1.5-2 cm, petioles about 1.5-2 cm long, channelled on the upper surface. Lateral veins slightly raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade. Freshly broken twigs have an odour like carrots (Daucus carota). Leaf bearing twigs glabrous.
Cotyledons ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, about 15-26 x 4-8 mm. First pair of leaves alternate, rhomboid or obovate, lobed or coarsely toothed towards the apex. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade irregularly toothed. Stem and petiole clothed in short erect glandular hairs. Broken roots emit an odour like that of carrots.
Distribution and Ecology
A small tree with great horticultural potential. It has an open upright habit and the bunches of white flowers are followed by small orange fruits that decorate the plant for many weeks.