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Capparis sp. Forty Mile Scrub (B.Hyland 3883RFK)

Family

Capparaceae

Botanical Name

Capparis sp. Forty Mile Scrub (B.Hyland 3883RFK)

() : . Type: ?.

Stem

Spines may be present on some branches.

Leaves

Midrib depressed or flush with the upper surface. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Leaf blades about 5-8 x 2-3.5 cm. Petioles pubescent. Twig pith pink or reddish.

Flowers

Sepals about 15 mm long. Outer pair of sepals fused to form a calyptra which splits irregularly. Inner pair of sepals free from one another. Petals about 20 mm long. Stamens about 90 per flower. Gynophore glabrous, about 40-50 mm long.

Fruit

Fruits about 4-5 cm diam. on a long slender stalk.

Seedlings

Cotyledons lanceolate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves lanceolate, aristate at the apex; stipules long and spinescent, one on each side of the petiole.

Distribution and Ecology

Probably endemic to Australia, occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from 200-600 m. Grows in monsoon forest and sheltered situations in open forest. A poorly known species which cannot be included with a named species at this stage.

CYP

X

NEQ

X

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

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

792