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Fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, three views, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Cyclophyllum multiflorum S.T.Reynolds & R.J.F.Hend.
Reynolds, S.T., & Henderson, R.J.F. (2001) Austrobaileya 6: 58. Type: Queensland, Edmund Kennedy National Park near Cardwell, 16 December 1991, A.R. Bean 3869, holo: BRI.
Small trees 4-10 m tall. Branches very resinous towards apex, hairy.
Inflorescences generally 6 to 9-flowered, sessile or nearly so. Flower pedicel 2.5-6 mm long, hairy; calyx 2.5 x 2 mm, glabrous; corolla cream or pale yellow, orange or brown when aged, 9-13.5 mm long.
Cotyledons linear-ovate, about 19-33 x 5-7 mm, midrib raised on the upper surface. Cotyledonary stipules triangular, apex pointed. First pair of leaves glabrous, elliptic, apex bluntly pointed, base cuneate, midrib raised on the upper surface. Hypocotyl flattened, elliptical in transverse section. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to obovate, about 70-80 mm long, apex acuminate; stipules interpetiolar, wide at the base but narrowed abruptly to a fine point at the apex. [needs checking]
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, from Daintree River to near Cardwell. Altitudinal range near sea level. Grows in lowland areas along creeks, near swampy lowland forests, beach ridges and coastal sands, and in vine thickets on sandy soil.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)