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Fruit, three side views, dehiscing and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and fruits. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Casearia grewiifolia var. gelonioides
Casearia grewiifolia var. gelonioides (Blume) Sleumer
Jessup, L.W. () Flora of Australia 8: 83. Type: ?.
Casearia hexagona var. gelonioides Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 255(1850), Type: Timor.
Bark rather hard to cut and blaze distinctly layered. Brownish brittle textured stripes usually visible in the inner blaze.
Oil dots both orbicular and streaky, usually comet-shaped, visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 8-14 x 3.5-7 cm, usually alternate and not spirally arranged on the twigs. Stipules less than 2 mm long, shed early.
Flowers about 7 mm diam. Perianth lobes about 2.5-3 mm long. Stamens usually 8 (sometimes 7 or 9), +/- equal in length, staminodes eight. Staminal filaments about 2 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent towards the base. Pistil green, about 3 mm long, stigma yellow. Ovules numerous.
Fruits about 25-40 mm long.
Distribution and Ecology