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Fruit, side view, dehisced, arillous seed and longitudinal sect. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flower and buds. Copyright Barry Jago
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Chisocheton longistipitatus (F.M.Bailey) L.S.Sm.
Smith, L.S. (1959) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 70: 29. Type: ?.
Rhetinosperma longistipitatum Radlk., Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien Nachtr. III. to 3(5): 204(1907), Type: Queensland,Barron River, E. Cowley 8D (1895 - 1899). Castanospora longistipitata F.M.Bailey, The Queensland Flora 1: 288(1899), Type: Scrubs of the Barron River, E. Cowley 8D (1895 - 1899).
Mahogany, Cream; Cream Mahogany
Lenticels usually in vertical lines. Stem often marked by large piebald patches about 60 x 60 cm.
Compound leaves lack a definite end, each leaf terminated by a number of immature leaflets. Twigs usually marked by very elongated conspicuous lenticels. Small oil dots visible with a lens. Mature leaflet blades about 9-32 x 4-13 cm.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaves simple, obovate, apex acuminate, base cordate; lateral veins form loops just inside the blade margin; terminal bud, petiole and stem densely clothed in short pale or dark brown hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 760 m. Grows in well developed lowland and upland rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. There is also a reported occurrence in the Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean.