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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side view and seeds. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and flowers. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Baloghia inophylla (G.Forst.) P.S.Green
Green, P.S. (1986) Kew Bulletin 41(3): 1026. Type: ?.
Croton inophyllus Forst. f., Prodr.: 67(1786), Type: New Caledonia, lecto: K; iso: BM, GOET. Fide Green , Kew Bull. 41: 1026 (1986). Baloghia lucida Endl., Prodromus Florae Norfolkicae: 84(1833), Type: Norfolk Island Bauer, Holo: W. Codiaeum lucidum (Endl.) Mull.Arg., Prodromus 15(2.: 1116(1866), Type: ?.
Birch, Ivory; Brush Bloodwood; Ivory Birch; Scrub Bloodwood
Bark exudate watery red or almost colourless and rapidly turning red on exposure. Fine black stripes usually visible in the blaze.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 35-40 x 15-22 mm. Cataphylls produced between the cotyledons and the first pair of true leaves. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex bluntly acuminate; stem encircled by conspicuous scars resembling stipular scars. Glands visible on the edge of the leaf blade close to its junction with the petiole.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ and southwards as far as south eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 400-900 m. Grows in drier rain forest often associated with Kauri Pine (Agathis robusta). Also occurs in New Caledonia and Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)