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Cupaniopsis diploglottoides Adema
Adema, F.A.C.B. (1991) Leiden Botanical Series, Volume 15 15: 102. Type: Queensland, Gap Creek, 38 km S by E of Cooktown, in rain forest, 10 Nov.1960 L.S.Smith 11231A; holo: BRI; iso: L.
May attain the dimensions of a small tree but usually flowers and fruits as a single-stemmed shrub about 2-3 m tall.
Inflorescence clothed in hairs. Flowers about 8-10 mm diam. Sepals (calyx lobes) about 5-6 mm long, outer surface clothed in hairs. Petals small, about 1 mm long with a bilobed, hairy margined scale attached on the inner surface close to the base. Stamens 8, filaments hairy, about 3 mm long, anthers about 2.5 mm long. Ovary or rudimentary ovary surrounded by a disk.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ, known only from a few collections from the Rossville area (Mt Finnigan, Gap Creek, Big Tableland). Altitudinal range from 100-700 m. Grows in well developed upland rain forest.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)