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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruits, complete & dehisced Seeds with & without arils. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Casearia costulata Jessup
A small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Oil dots visible with a lens, most oil dots +/- circular but some elongated or streaky. Leaf blades about 7-10 x 2.5-3.5 cm, tending to be somewhat 3-veined. Stipules less than 2 mm long. Domatia are tufts of hair or tufts of hair almost obscuring foveoles. The domatia only occur at the junction of the midrib and the basal pair of lateral veins and do not occur on all leaves. Reticulate veins run +/- at right angles to the midrib.
Perianth lobes about 2-2.2 mm long. Stamens usually ten, five long and five short, long stamens opposite the corolla lobes, staminodes ten, hairy at the apex. Staminal filaments glabrous, sometimes pubescent towards the base.
Fruits 20-25 mm long.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)