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Fruit, two views and seeds (abortive?). Copyright W. T. Cooper
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Dissiliaria laxinervis Airy Shaw
Airy Shaw, H.K. (1981) Muelleria 4(3): 220. Type: Queensland, Hyland 2578 RFK (K, holotypus) ... Cook District, Claudie River, 12 deg 45 S., 143 deg 15 E. gallery rain-forest, alt. 80m.).
Bark coarsely flaky. Blaze finely layered. Cream to pale brown hard brittle stripes in the blaze.
Leaves usually opposite but sometimes in whorls of three. Leaf blades about 9-17 x 4-8.5 cm. Stipules quite large, about 8-20 x 5-10 mm and longitudinally veined, but shed early. Lateral veins curved throughout their length and forming an obscure double set of loops inside the blade margin.
Cotyledons elliptic or obovoid, slightly oblique at the base, about 25-30 x 15-20 mm, lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margins. At the tenth leaf stage: lateral veins forming loops inside the leaf margin; stipules interpetiolar, hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to about 100 m. Grows in well developed rain forest but is probably most abundant in gallery forest along creeks and rivers.