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Baloghia parviflora

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Botanical Name

Baloghia parviflora C.T.White

White, C.T. (1942) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 53: 227. Type: Mt. Spurgeon, alt. about 3,000 ft. (common in rain forest), C.T. White, No. 10546 (type: flowering specimens), Sept., 1936 ..

Stem

Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Exudate pale watery red, if present.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 8-18 x 3-7 cm. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin, sometimes a double series of loops.

Flowers

Male and female flowers about 8-10 mm diam. Sepals glabrous on the adaxial surface. Disk orange.

Fruit

Fruits +/- depressed globular, 3-lobed in section, about 10 x 12 mm, calyx persistent at the base. Seeds about 7 x 5-6 mm.

Seedlings

Cotyledons elliptic, about 25-30 x 15-18 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves elliptic, tapering to a fine acuminate apex.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 900-1250 m. Grows as an understory tree in mountain rain forest.

NEQ

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Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

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Tree

X

RFK Code

485