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Leaves and fruits. Copyright A. Ford & F. Goulter
Leaves and dehiscing fruit. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Denhamia oleaster (Lindl.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859) Transactions and Proceedings of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 29. Type: ?.
Leucocarpum oleaster (Lindl.) F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 203(1868), Type: ?. Melicytus oleaster Lindl., Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia: 383(1848), Type: Qld, St Georges Bridge, Balonne River, T. L. Mitchell s.n.; syn: MEL. Denhamia heterophylla F.Muell., Transactions and Proceedings of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 29(1859), Type: On scrubby ridges from the Gilbert River to the Burdekin River, F. Mueller; syn: MEL.
A thin orange layer usually conspicuous beneath the dead bark. Outer and inner blazes often distinct.
Leaf blades about 4-8 x 1-3.5 cm. Larger twigs with a thin orange layer under the dead bark.
Sepals about 1 x 1.5 mm. Petals about 3-3.5 x 3 mm. Staminal filaments about 1.3 mm long or longer. Ovary about 1 x 1 mm. Style about 0.4-1 mm long. Ovary with about 8-10 ovules per locule (rarely reduced to six).
Capsules with woody valves. Capsules about 1.5-2.8 cm long.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP and NEQ and southwards as far as southern inland Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 900 m. Grows in open forest and brigalow scrub but appears to attain its best development in monsoon forest at least in the northern part of its range.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)