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Vine stem bark and vine stem transverse section. Copyright CSIRO
Dalbergia candenatensis (Dennst.) Prain
Prain, D. (1901) Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 70(2): 49. Type: ?.
Cassia candenatensis Dennst., Schlus. Hort. Malabar. 12: 32(1818), Type: ?. Dalbergia monosperma Dalzell, Hook. Kew Journ. 2: 36(1850), Type: Ind. or..
Vine stem diameters to 3 cm recorded. Bark somewhat papery, rolled to form vertical cylinders.
Flower stalks about 1.5-2 mm long, but the flowers are technically sessile with two comparatively large bracts at the base of the calyx tube. Bracts concave on the adaxial surface, +/- orbicular, about 1.5 mm diam. Calyx tube about 2 mm long, lobes about 0.7 mm long. Petals about 6-10 mm long. Stamens 10, all filaments united to form a sheath around the ovary, but open along one side. Filaments free from one another near the apex. Anthers opening by means of divaricate slits. Ovary about 2-2.5 mm long, ovary stalk about 2 mm long. Style about 1.5 mm long. Ovules two.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NT, CYP, NEQ and southwards to coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range very small, usually found just above sea level. Usually grows on the landward side of mangroves, sometimes in or on the margins of monsoon forest or rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea and other parts of Malesia.
This species is of no grazing significance. Hacker (1990).