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Fruit, many views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Fagraea cambagei Domin
Domin, K. (1928) Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 1071. Type: Nordost-Queensland: Regenwalder bei Harveys Creek (DOMIN I. 1910).
Fagraea gracilipes A.Gray, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 323(1859), Type: Feejee Islands.
Porcelain Fruit; Yellowheart; Pink Jitta
Bark often has a plaited appearance. Inner or outer blaze often yellow. Inner blaze usually marked by yellow, orange or brownish +/- fibrous inclusions.
The apex of each shoot rather neatly ruptured or split by the next pair of leaves to emerge. Conspicuous scars completely encircle the older twigs at the site of former petioles. Leaf blades about 7-23 x 7-9 cm. Midrib depressed and petioles channelled on the upper surface.
Cotyledons fleshy, cordate or broadly ovate, apex obtuse, base cordate or truncate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves glabrous, coriaceous or fleshy, obovate, apex acute, base attenuate, veins inconspicuous, about 5-8 each side of the midrib; petioles joined at the base, forming an interpetiolar stipule-like structure which splits as the terminal bud expands.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 500 m. Grows in well developed lowland and upland rain forest on a variety of sites. Also occurs in New Guinea, the Aru Islands and the Pacific islands.
This small to medium tree has very good horticultural potential for tropical areas. The large cream flowers are strongly perfumed.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)