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Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Elaeocarpus linsmithii Guymer
Guymer, G.P. (1984) Kew Bulletin 39: 560. Type: QUEENSLAND. Cook District: Mt Bartle Frere, fl. June 1961, Martin & Hyland 1874 (QF 61/181) (holotype BRI; isotypes BRI, K)..
A small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Teeth, if present, tend to be more numerous towards the apex than towards the base of the leaf blade. Leaf blades about 8.5-13 x 2.5-5 cm. Midrib +/- flush with the upper surface. Young shoots densely clothed in brown prostrate hairs which do not persist. Domatia, when present, are small foveoles.
Cotyledons elongate, about 25-30 x 8-10 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate; margin sparsely crenate or serrate; stipules linear to narrowly triangular, hairy when young.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the higher ridges in the Mt Spurgeon-Mt Lewis area and the upper parts of Mt Bartle Frere. Altitudinal range from 1000-1500 m. Usually grows in stunted windswept rain forest often among granite boulders.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)