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Male flower. Copyright Stanley Breeen
Fruit, two views, cross section and endocarp. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Fontainea picrosperma C.T.White
White, C.T. (1933) Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 4: 55. Type: Boonjie, Atherton Tableland, alt. 700 m., common in rain-forest, no. 1262 (type; flowering specimens), Oct. 9 ....
Fountain's Blushwood; Fontain's Blush
Copious watery red exudate appearing rapidly in the blaze.
Oil dots visible with a lens, almost visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 7-15 x 2-5 cm. Petioles shallowly channelled or flattened on the upper surface, the margins angular or slightly winged. Young shoots clothed in pale yellowish hairs. Twig exudate like that in the blaze.
Cotyledons broadly ovate, about 45-55 x 30-40 mm, 3-veined at the base. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves lanceolate to ovate, apex acuminate, base obtuse, upper surface of leaf blade glabrous; oil dots small, indistinct, visible only with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology
Fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries and Musky Rat-kangaroos. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)