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Euodia pubifolia

Family

Rutaceae

Botanical Name

Euodia pubifolia T.G.Hartley

Hartley, T.G. (2001) Allertonia 8: 64. Type: Queensland, Oliver Creek, near Cape Tribulation, 20 Aug. 1972, Webb & Tracey 10761; holo: CANB.

Synonyms

Euodia sp. (Oliver Creek LJW 10897), : (), Type: ?.

Stem

Occasionally grows into a small tree but usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 3-4 m tall.

Leaves

Leaves generally trifoliolate, occasionally simple. Leaflet blades about 9-12.5 x 2.5-3.5 cm, leaflet stalks about 0.5-0.6 cm long. Terminal buds and young shoots densely clothed in pale brown hairs. Leaflets hairy on the upper surface. Lateral leaflets unequal sided at the base. Leaflets aromatic when crushed.

Flowers

Inflorescence few-flowered. Flowers about 5 mm diam. Pedicels and calyx clothed in translucent hairs. Petals pubescent on the outer and inner surfaces. Staminal filaments hairy. Anthers apiculate at the apex. Pollen white or translucent. Disk consists of a large pale yellow, thick, fleshy gland or glands surrounding the base of the ovary between the staminal filaments. Carpels pubescent, +/- free from one another near the base but fused at the apex. Stigma pale green.

Fruit

Individual fruiting carpels about 5-6 x 4 mm, outer surface textured and clothed in glandular-based hairs. Seeds about 3.5-5 x 2.5 mm. Testa rugose.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ (?). Altitudinal range from near sea level to 200 m. Grows as an understory plant in well developed lowland rain forest.

NEQ

X

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)

X

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

X

RFK Code

3186