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Flacourtia territorialis

Family

Salicaceae

Botanical Name

Flacourtia territorialis Airy Shaw

Airy Shaw, H.K. (1978) Kew Bulletin 33: 3. Type: Northern Territory, Adelaide River, Beatrice Hill area, 19 Nov. 1974, 12 39 S, 13 21 E, Parker 536; holo: NT.

Stem

Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub up to 5 m tall.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 2.5-3.1 x 1.4-1.5 cm, petioles about 0.1-0.4 cm long. Scale leaves usually present on the twigs below the leaves. Teeth (up to 11) usually present on each side of the leaf blade. Lateral veins about 3-5 on each side of the midrib. Stipules minute.

Flowers

Male flowers: Flowers with about 20-25 glabrous, orange disk glands and about 21-30 stamens, about 1-3 mm long. Filaments up to 2.5 mm long, anthers globose, about 1 x 1 mm. Female flowers: Flowers with a lobed annular disk. Ovary ovoid, glabrous. Styles and stigmas six.

Fruit

Fruits globose, about 8-12 mm diam., perianth persistent at the base and stigmas at the apex. Seeds discoid.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia. Occurs in NT and CYP. Altitudinal range not known but probably not great. Grows in monsoon forest and vine thickets.

NT

X

CYP

X

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

X

RFK Code

3257