Click on images
Fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright B. Gray
Fagraea fagraeacea (F.Muell.) Druce
Druce, G.C. (1917) The Botanical Exchange Club and Society of the British Isles Report for 1916, Suppl. 2: 623. Type: ?.
Fagraea muelleri Benth., Flora Australiensis 4: 368(1868), Type: ?. Gardneria fragraeacea F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 130(1868), Type: Queensland, Seaview Range, 30 May 1865, J.Dallachy s.n.; lecto: MEL. Fide B. J. Conn & E. A. Brown(1993), Telopea 5: 370.
Bark often has a plaited appearance. Inner and 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 5-10 x 1.8-4.5 cm. Midrib depressed and petioles channelled on the upper surface. Lateral veins scarcely visible.
Cotyledons fleshy, cordate or broadly ovate, apex obtuse, base cordate or truncate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade glabrous, coriaceous or fleshy, obovate or elliptic, apex acute, base attenuate, veins inconspicuous, about 5-10 on 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
A small tree for cool moist areas having large cream to white strongly perfumed flowers and lipstick pink fruits.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)