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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Denhamia pittosporoides subsp. angustifolia
Denhamia pittosporoides subsp. angustifolia Jessup
Jessup, L.W. () Flora of Australia 22: 222. Type: No Name Hill, Valley of Lagoons, Qld, B. Gray 1424; holo: BRI; iso: QRS..
Orange Boxwood; Veiny Denhamia
Usually grows as a small tree but also flowers and fruits as a shrub.
Leaf blades about 3.5-8 x 0.6-1.1 cm, petioles about 0.4-1.1 cm long. Stipules about 0.3 mm long, caducous. Leaf blade margins irregularly toothed. Lateral veins branching well inside the blade margin.
Features not available.
Fruits hard and woody, a capsule opening by four or five valves. Fruits globose before dehiscence, about 1-1.6 x 1-1.8 cm. Seeds about 2-5 per fruit, each seed elliptic, about 7 mm long. Aril fleshy, completely enclosing the seed. Embryo about 7 mm long, radicle about 1 mm long.
Cotyledons elliptic, 3-veined at the base, about 15-16 x 9-10 mm, +/- sessile but the base very attenuate. First pair of leaves larger than the cotyledons, stipules about 1 mm long. Leaf blade margins irregularly toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: stipules small, about 0.5 mm long. Cataphylls often present among the leaves. Leaf blade narrowly elliptic to oblong with a few teeth on the margin towards the apex. Stems somewhat angular, brown when older, usually with prominent lenticels and longitudinal lines.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)