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Male flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, three views and shedding seeds. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and fruits. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, durian germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cleistanthus myrianthus Kurz
Kurz, W.S. (1875) Prelim. Rep. Forest Pegu, App. A: 370. Type: Frequent in the tropical forests, especially along choungs, from Pegu and Martaban down to Tenasserim and the Andamans..
Nanopetalum myrianthum Hassk., Verslagen Meded. Afd. Natuurk. Kon. Akad. Wetensch. 4: 141(1855), Type: Java, Bantam, S coast, 1841, Hasskarl, Lectotype: BO, (Airy Shaw 1980b) ; Iso: L, U, K.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Lenticels tending to be in longitudinal lines.
Leaf blades about 10-18 x 3.5-7 cm, shiny brown on the underside. Petioles slightly swollen and transversely wrinkled.
Cotyledons remain in the seed coat and the first pair of leaves is produced before the seed coat is shed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic with a long acuminate apex, base rounded, underside brown; petioles hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ, restricted to the area between Rossville and the Daintree River. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 300 m. Grows in well developed lowland rain forest. Also occurs in SE Asia, Malesia and the Solomon Islands.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)