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Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
1st leaf stage, cotyledons absent. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Elaeocarpus largiflorens subsp. largiflorens
Elaeocarpus largiflorens C.T.White subsp. largiflorens
White, C.T. (1984) Kew Bulletin 39: 572. Type: ?.
Elaeocarpus largiflorens C.T.White, Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 4: 68(1933), Type: Malanda, Atherton Tableland, C.T.White, Janurary 1923 (type).
Quandong, Tropical; Tropical Quandong
Lenticels usually quite conspicuous particularly on fast growing trees.
Leaf blade generally large, about 10 x 6 cm; teeth rather inconspicuous; margin recurved on the basal half of the blade. About 7 lateral veins on each side of the midrib. Foveoles present along the midrib and also in the forks on the lateral veins.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaves elliptic, apex acuminate, hairy on the upper surface at least along the midrib; foveoles present along the midrib on the underside; teeth with very small aristate points which are shed as the leaf ages.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and southwards as far as coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1200 m. This species is favoured by disturbance but grows in a variety of well developed rain forests.
Fruit eaten by several species of birds. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.45. Cause et al. (1989).