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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Male flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Female flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Fruit and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus
Euroschinus falcatus Hook.f. var. falcatus
Bentham, G. (1863) Flora Australiensis 1: 491. Type: ?.
Euroschinus falcatus var. typica Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 893(1928), Type: ?. Euroschinus falcatus Hook.f., Genera Plantarum 1: 422(1862), Type: Australie tropicae orientalis incola. Sunday Island, Qld, 1 Oct 1848, J. McGillivray; syn: K. Euroschinus parvifolia S.Moore, Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 45: 197(1920), Type: Queensland, Cumberland Islands; R. Brown, dist. no. 5424. Rhus euroschinus F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 7: 24(1869), Type: ?.
Cudgerie; Blush Cudgerie; Jenny Donnelly; Maiden's Blush; Maiden's Blush Wood; Pink Poplar; Port Macquarie Beech; Ribbonwood; Chinaman's Cedar
Flowers about 6 mm diam. Sepals triangular, about 1 x 1 mm. Petals about 3 x 1.5-2 mm. Anthers about 1 mm long, filaments about 1.5 mm long. Disk bright orange, surrounding the ovary. Stamens ten, inserted below the margin of the disk. Stigma 3-lobed.
Fruits about 7-8 mm long. Seeds flattened, about 5-7 x 4-6 mm. Large glands or resin cells visible in transverse sections of the pericarp. Cotyledons green. Radicle curved around the base of the cotyledons.
Cotyledons elliptic-obovate, about 9-10 x 5-7 mm, slightly unequal-sided at the base. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflets or leaves hairy along midrib on the upper surface; lateral leaflets of trifoliolate leaves unequal-sided at the base; petiole of middle leaflet longer than those of lateral leaflets.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia (?), a widespread species in CYP and NEQ and southwards to south-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1000 m. Grows in a variety of rain forest types but probably more frequently encountered in the drier types.
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.48. Cause et al. (1989).