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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and dehisced fruit. Copyright A. Ford & F. Goulter
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, semi-hypogeal, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Bosistoa medicinalis (F.Muell.) T.G.Hartley
Hartley, T.G. (1977) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 58(4): 431. Type: ?.
Pagetia medicinalis F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 178(1865), Type: In silvis urbi Rockingham proximis; Thozet, OShanesy. Ad ripas nemorosas fluvii Crocodile-Creek; Bowman. Ad montem Buzzard; Dallachy. Bosistoa brassii T.G.Hartley, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 58(4): 433(1977), Type: Queensland. COOK DISTRICT: ... Iron Range, Brass 19653 (CANB, holotype; L, isotype). Pagetia dietrichiae Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 845(1928), Type: Sud-Queensland: Brisbane River, A. DIETRICH No. 643., 1544, 1768, 2212. Bosistoa brassii T.G.Hartley var. brassii, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 58(4): 433(1977), Type: ?. Bosistoa brassii var. proserpinensis T.G.Hartley, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 58(4): 434(1977), Type: Queensland. NORTH KENNEDY DISTRICT: Mt. Dryander, Jones ... 3857 (CANB, holotype).
Living bark quite hard to cut, sometimes emitting an incense odour.
Oil dots very large and conspicuous, usually visible without holding the leaf to the light. Leaf blades about 6-16 x 2.5-7 cm. Midrib spotted with oil dots on both the upper and lower surfaces. Each twig terminated by two leaves, a terminal bud and two very closely appressed lateral buds.
First pair of leaves ovate, about 30-40 x 22-27 mm. Oil dots quite large and conspicuous, readily visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: oil dots easily seen with a lens. Axillary bud rather large and rounded. Terminal bud enclosed in stipule-like bracts which leave scars on the stem just above each pair of leaves.
Distribution and Ecology