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Habit, flower & bud, anther, fruit, seed, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers and buds. Copyright B. Gray
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Barongia lophandra Peter G.Wilson & B.Hyland
Blaze very finely layered.
Numerous small oil dots visible with a lens. Leaf blades rather large, about 15-24 x 6-8 cm, petioles short, about 0.5-1 cm long.
Stamens aggregated in long, linear bundles which are completely free from one another.
Cotyledons about 20-25 mm wide, truncate at the apex with about 5-7 veins radiating from the petiole. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, apex acuminate, base cordate; terminal bud, petiole and stem densely clothed in reddish brown hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, known only from State Forest Reserve 755, Palmerston, Barong and Brewer Logging Areas. Altitudinal range from 50-200 m. Grows in well developed lowland rain forest, often associated with Johnstone River Hardwood (Backhousia bancroftii).