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Ceratopetalum iugumensis

Family

Cunoniaceae

Botanical Name

Ceratopetalum iugumensis Rozefelds & R.W.Barnes

Rozefelds, A.C. & Barnes, R.W. (2002) International Journal of Plant Sciences 163: 669. Type: ?.

Synonyms

Ceratopetalum sp. (Mt Hemmant BH 3338RFK), Australian Tropical Rain Forest Plants - Trees, Shrubs & Vines.: (2002), Type: ?.

Stem

Lenticels large, numerous and conspicuous. A narrow dark layer usually visible between the inner and outer blaze. Red exudate slow and meagre but noticeable.

Leaves

Leaflets with inconspicuous teeth on the upper half only. Leaflet blades about 10-15 x 3-5.5 cm. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Leaflet stalks about 0.5-2.5 cm long. Stipules about 10 mm long, somewhat resinous, rounded and spathulate at the apex.

Flowers

Features not available.

Fruit

Features not available.

Seedlings

Cotyledons orbicular, about 15-18 x 15-18 mm. First pair of true leaves opposite, narrowly lanceolate, base attenuate. Margins serrate. Midrib raised on the upper surface. Stipules triangular, about 1-1.5 mm long. Stem 2-winged.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, a species known only from a few collections from Big Tableland (south of Cooktown), Roaring Meg Creek, Mt Sorrow and Mt Hemmant (near Thornton Peak). Altitudinal range from 600-700 m. Grows in well developed upland rain forest.

NEQ

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

753