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Brombya sp. Gap Creek (L.S.Smith 11116)

Family

Rutaceae

Botanical Name

Brombya sp. Gap Creek (L.S.Smith 11116)

() : . Type: ?.

Stem

Flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 6.5-22 x 2-9 cm, petioles about 1-3 cm long. Petioles and twigs densely clothed in long, erect, cream-brown, simple hairs. Oil dots numerous, closely spaced. Both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade hairy, velvety to the touch. Lateral veins, about 9-12 on each side of the midrib, forming loops inside the blade margin.

Flowers

Flowers about 7 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 3 mm long, apices obtuse. Petals about 5 mm long, apices obtuse, oil dots large and conspicuous. Stamens eight, filaments long and short, four about 4 mm long and four about 2.5 mm long. Anthers dimorphic, four about 1 mm long and four about 0.5 mm long. Style about 1 mm long, divided into four near the base but fused to form one style for most of its length. Carpels seated on a hairy disk.

Fruit

Features not available.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Probably endemic to NEQ, known only from collections made in the Bloomfield River and Mt Finnigan areas. Altitudinal range not known. Grows as an understory plant in rain forest.

NEQ

X

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

X

RFK Code

3386