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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Female flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Austrobuxus megacarpus P.I.Forst.
Forster, P.I. (1997) Austrobaileya 4: 622. Type: Qld, Cook District, State Forest Reserve 310, Bora Logging Area, 23 June 1982, B. Gray 2632; holo: QRS; iso: BRI.
Austrobuxus nitidus Miq., Florae Indiae Batavae, Suppl. 1, Prodromus Florae Sumatranae: 444(1861), Type: Sumatra occid. in littore prope Siboga (T.).
Shiny Southern Box
Often a gnarled poorly formed tree.
Leaf blades about 2.5-11 x 1-3.5 cm. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin. Midrib raised on the upper surface. Terminal buds almost hidden by the closely appressed petioles of the terminal pair of leaves. Old leaves turn orange-red prior to falling.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ, restricted to the area between Black Mountain-Mt Spurgeon, Pinnacle Rock and the Atherton Tableland. Altitudinal range from 600-1300 m. Grows in upland and mountain rain forest.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)