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Diospyros sp. Baird LA (B.P.Hyland 9374)

Family

Ebenaceae

Botanical Name

Diospyros sp. Baird LA (B.P.Hyland 9374)

() : . Type: ?.

Stem

Grows into a small tree (often poorly formed because of flood damage) but also flowers and fruits as a shrub.

Leaves

Leaf blades hard and leathery, about 6-8.5 x 1-1.5 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.4 cm long. Lateral veins about 5-10 on each side of the midrib but very irregular and forming only inconspicuous loops inside the blade margin. Young leaves and shoots clothed in pale medifixed hairs.

Flowers

Male flowers: Inflorescence a compressed raceme. Flowers about 4 mm diam. Sepals about 4 mm long. Corolla tube about 5 mm long, lobes about 4 mm long. Stamens 9, anthers about 2 mm long, filaments about 2 mm long. Pollen white. Female flower features not available.

Fruit

Calyx 4-lobed, persistent at the base of the fruit.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Probably endemic to NEQ, known only from collections made on Roaring Meg Creek. Altitudinal range not certain, collected at altitudes between 250-350 m. Grows as a rheophyte among rocks and boulders on creeks flowing through open forest and rain forest.

NEQ

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Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

1152