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Casearia sp. Mission Beach (B.P.Hyland 773)

Family

Salicaceae

Botanical Name

Casearia sp. Mission Beach (B.P.Hyland 773)

() : . Type: ?.

Stem

Cream or yellowish cream stripes in the blaze.

Leaves

Oil dots both circular and streaky, visible with a lens if not visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 6-10 x 2.5-4 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface, lateral veins curved throughout their length. Stipules small and inconspicuous.

Flowers

Perianth lobes about 1 mm long. Stamens usually 7-8, +/- equal in size, staminodes 7-8. Staminal filaments glabrous throughout.

Fruit

Fruits about 8 mm long.

Seedlings

Cotyledons orbicular, about 5 x 5 mm. Oil dots very small, difficult to see. First pair of leaves toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: oil dots streaky and irregular; stipules small, triangular.

Distribution and Ecology

Probably endemic to NEQ. This species is seldom collected but its altitudinal range is known to extend from sea level to 1000 m. Grows in a variety of situations but often in quite well developed rain forest or in drier rain forest.

NEQ

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

323