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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Calophyllum australianum F.Muell. ex Vesque
Vesque, J. (1889) Epharmos 2: t. 22. Type: Ferd. Muell. mss. in herb. Phytol. Mus. Melbourne. Austral. boreali-orient., Rockinghams Bay. J. Dallachy..
Blush Touriga; Touriga, Pink; Touriga, Blush; Pink Touriga; Pink Calophyllum; Brush Touriga; Alligatorbark; Ladderwood
Milky exudate slow, meagre and very sticky. Blaze finely layered.
Leaf blades about 6-13 x 2-4 cm. Numerous fine straight veins extending from the midrib to the margin but no other veins visible. Midrib slightly raised on the upper surface towards the apex but depressed near the base. Petioles and twigs produce a small amount of milky exudate. Petiole channelled on the upper surface.
Fruits about 0.6-1.6 cm long. Endocarp about 0.15-0.3 mm thick.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to narrowly elliptic; more than 50 closely spaced lateral veins run parallel from the midrib to the leaf margin; terminal bud, petioles and stem of new growth clothed in short tortuous brown hairs.
Distribution and Ecology