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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross section and endocarp. Copyright W. T. Cooper
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Elaeocarpus foveolatus F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1865) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 157. Type: In montibus ad sinum Rockinghams Bay. Dallachy..
White Quandong; Northern Quandong; Quandong, White; Quandong, Northern; Quandong
Bark often dark with the lenticels appearing almost white by contrast. White granular stripes in the outer blaze.
Leaf blades about 4.5-10 x 1.5-3.5 cm. Margin crenate, teeth present all around the margin of the leaf blade, about 15-25 on each side evenly distributed from the base to the apex. About 5-8 main lateral veins on each side of the midrib. Domatia are foveoles. A variable species; leaves variable in shape and structure, difficult to characterize.
First pair of leaves opposite, lanceolate, apex mucronate, margins finely toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves narrowly elliptic, margin crenate but with a small peg-like tooth on each crenation, midrib raised on the upper surface, stipules linear, about 1-3 mm long; new growth pink-red, clothed in short silky hairs. Tap root somewhat swollen and carrot-like (Daucus carota).
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, widespread, occurs in NEQ and southwards as far as coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1200 m. Grows in a variety of well developed rain forests.
Seeds eaten by native rats. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Stem bark of the species was active against tumor cell cultures. Collins et al. (1990).