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Flindersia collina F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1898) Queensland Agricultural Journal 3(5): 354. Type: Queensland, Moreton District, Main Range, F. M. Bailey; lecto: BRI?.
ASH, LEOPARD; Ash, Bastard Crow's; Bastard Crow's Ash; Broad-leaved Leopard-tree; Leopard Ash; Leatherwood; Leopardwood
Leaves usually simple or trifoliolate. Leaf or leaflet blades about 2-7 x 1-3 cm, petioles up to 0.8-2 cm long. Lateral leaflets usually sessile in compound leaves. Oil dots quite numerous. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Stellate hairs or scales visible on young shoots and leaves.
Flowers about 5-8 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 0.6-1 x 0.4 mm, clothed in simple hairs on the outer surface. Petals about 3-4 x 2.5 mm, glabrous. Stamens five, alternating with five staminodes. Staminal filaments about 1.5-2 mm long, glabrous, attached outside the disk. Anthers less than 0.5 mm diam. Ovary orange, clothed in simple and stellate hairs. Disk thin, margin frilled. Style single, short and thick.
Fruits separating into five distinct boat-shaped valves. Capsules about 2.8-5 cm long, outer surface muricate. Seeds four per valve, each seed winged at both ends, seed + wing about 1.5-2.5 cm long, radicle lateral.
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Distribution and Ecology
A useful small tree that is cultivated in drier areas for its distinctive mottled bark and its tolerance of difficult growing conditions.