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Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Clausena brevistyla Oliv.
Oliver, D. (1861) Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany 5, 2nd. Suppl.: 31. Type: In `Hope Islets! MGillivray, Hb. Hook..
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Calyx about 0.5 mm long. Corolla about 3-4 mm long. Calyx, corolla and ovary all marked by large conspicuous oil glands. Stamens eight. Ovary lobed, particularly towards the apex. Style short, less than half the length of the ovary.
First pair of leaves have a winged petiole and rhachis. At the tenth leaf stage: margin of leaflets toothed with a gland at the base of each tooth; a few inconspicuous hairs along the midrib on the upper surface of the leaflets; oil dots conspicuous.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 800 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites. Also occurs in New Guinea.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Orchard and Ambrax Butterflies. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)