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Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Dimorphocalyx australiensis C.T.White
White, C.T. (1936) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 80. Type: Mowbray River, in rain forest, L.J. Brass, No. 2019 (male flowers. 23rd January).
Tritaxis australiensis S.Moore, Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 45: 218(1920), Type: Queensland, Cape York; Daemel.
Leaf blades about 8.5-15 x 3.5-6.5 cm. Midrib slightly raised and petiole channelled on the upper surface. Lateral veins forming fairly indistinct loops inside the blade margin. Stipules small and inconspicuous.
Fruits about 8 mm diam., splitting or dehiscing explosively to release and fling the seeds some distance from the tree. Outer surface of the fruit clothed in fine hairs and short bristle-like appendages.
Distribution and Ecology
This shrub or small tree has horticultural potential producing numerous white flowers.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)