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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
1st leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, three views, dehiscing and arillous seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright A. Ford & F. Goulter
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Elattostachys microcarpa S.T.Reynolds
Reynolds, S.T. () Flora of Australia 25: 199. Type: Cedar Bay, N of Bloomfield R., Qld, (15 49 S, 145 20 E), Jan. 1973, L.J.Webb & J.G.Tracey 13275; holo: BRI..
Scrub Tamarind; Tamarind, Scrub
Usually a small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh. Lenticels tend to be arranged in vertical lines. Outer blaze striped cream and brown.
Leaflet blades about 6.5-14.5 x 2.5-5.2 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaflet blade. Young shoots and terminal buds clothed in very short, pale, almost golden hairs. Domatia, if present, are very small, inconspicuous foveoles.
Calyx lobes ovate, about 2.5 mm long, pubescent on the outer surface, hairs straight. Petals about 2.5-3 mm long. Stamens about 6-8. Disk cupular, glabrous. Ovary sessile, 3-locular, one ovule per locule.
Cotyledons broadly spathulate or elliptic, fleshy, without obvious venation, apex acuminate. First pair of leaves lobed or coarsely toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade coarsely toothed or lobed, midrib puberulous, raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade.
Distribution and Ecology
This species has horticulture potential. It produces a spreading dense crown, small cream flowers and bright pink to red fruits with black seeds.