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Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Erythroxylum australe F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859) Transactions and Proceedings of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 22. Type: In the Brigolow Scrubs of East Australia, as far north as the Burdekin River..
Dead bark layered. Pale brown brittle stripes in the blaze. Blaze odour not pleasant.
Flowers about 3 mm diam. Petals with a pronounced ruffle on the inner surface midway between the base and the apex. Stamens usually ten. Staminal filaments either fused towards the base or attached to a cup-shaped structure which surrounds the lower half of the ovary. Styles almost as long as the ovary.
Fruits +/- ellipsoid, about 5-10 mm long.
Cotyledons narrowly oblong, about 10-15 x 2-5 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate; stipules enclosing the terminal bud, narrowly triangular, 3-4 mm long, positioned between the stem and petiole.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)