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Diospyros sp. Bamaga (B.P.Hyland 2517)



Botanical Name

Diospyros sp. Bamaga (B.P.Hyland 2517)

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Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-5 m tall.


Leaf blades elliptic, about 3-10 x 1.5-4.5 cm, petioles about 0.3-0.6 cm long. Petioles, upper and lower leaf blade surfaces clothed in long simple, prostrate hairs at least when young. Lateral veins about 7-12, irregular in form and angle with the midrib.


Male flowers: Calyx lobes about 2 mm long. Corolla about 8 mm long, lobes about 2 mm long. Anthers about 2.5-3 mm long. Filaments about 3-3.5 mm long. Rudimentary ovary clothed in long, erect silky hairs. Female flower features not available.


Fruits globular, about 10-12 mm, calyx persistent at the base. Seeds about 9 x 5 x 4.5 mm. Embryo about 6 mm long, radicle about 4 mm long, cotyledons flat, about 2 x 2 mm.


Cotyledons orbicular to broadly ovate, about 17-20 x 15-19 mm. Petioles very short. Stem above the cotyledons clothed in rusty hairs. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blades about 35-55 x 10-15 mm, upper and lower surfaces clothed in long prostrate brown hairs, petioles short, about 1-2 mm long. Stems and petioles densely clothed in simple brown hairs.

Distribution and Ecology

Possibly endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 400 m. Grows as an understory shrub in a variety of rain forest types, but is more often found in monsoon forest.



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


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