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Erythroxylum sp. Mosquito Point (J.R.Clarkson 9991)

Family

Erythroxylaceae

Botanical Name

Erythroxylum sp. Mosquito Point (J.R.Clarkson 9991)

() : . Type: ?.

Synonyms

Erythroxylum sp. Cape York (EC 20162), : (), Type: ?.

Stem

Occasionally grows into a small tree but often flowers and fruits as a shrub.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 6-12 x 4-6 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.7 cm long. Lateral veins forming a series of loops inside the blade margin. Stipules sheathing the terminal bud.

Flowers

Flowers about 5 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 2 x 0.6-1 mm. Petals about 1-4 x 1-2 mm with a distinct ruffle on the inner surface towards the base. Stamens ten, filaments fused towards the base to form a tube about 1.5-2 mm high around the ovary. Free part of staminal filaments alternately shorter and longer (short about 0.5 mm long, long about 1.5-2 mm long). Anthers globose, about 0.5 mm diam. Ovary green. Styles three, fused towards the base, free parts about 0.6-2 mm long.

Fruit

Fruits ellipsoid, about 7 x 4 mm. Seeds oblong-ellipsoid, about 7 x 3 mm, testa with longitudinal grooves. Embryo about 1.8 mm long, cotyledons wider and longer than the radicle.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 100 m. Usually grows in monsoon forest or vine thickets but sometimes found in open forest.

CYP

X

NEQ

X

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

1074