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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side view and dehiscing. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flowers and buds. Copyright Barry Jago
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Flower and buds. Copyright Barry Jago
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Casearia dallachii F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1865) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 107. Type: Ad sinum Rockinghams Bay, J. Dallachy. Syn: MEL. Fide Jessup, L. W. (1982) Flora Australia 8: 84.
Silver Birch; Birch, Silver
A small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh, often flowers and fruits when still at the shrub stage.
Oil dots circular and streaky, usually visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 7-12 x 4-6 cm. Reticulate veins +/- at right angles to the midrib. Stipules linear, more than 2 mm long (usually about 4-5 mm).
Fruits about 10-30 mm long.
Cotyledons almost orbicular, about 8-16 mm diam., much wider than the hypocotyl. Oil dots streaky. First pair of leaves toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: margins sparsely toothed, oil dots circular and streaky; stipules triangular, about 2-3 mm long, hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)