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Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Franciscodendron laurifolium (F.Muell.) B.Hyland & Steenis
Hyland, B.P.M. & Steenis, C.G.G.J. van (1987) Brunonia 10(1): 212. Type: ?.
Sterculia laurifolia F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 172(1868), Type: Ad sinum Rockinghams Bay; J. Dallachy.
Cabbage Crowsfoot; Tulip Kurrajong; Kurrajong, Tulip; White Crowsfoot; Tulip Sterculia
Fine oak grain in the wood. Outer blaze with white, granular stripes and darker, fibrous stripes. Bark very strong and fibrous when stripped.
Leaf blade generally quite large, about 13 x 6 cm. Twig bark strong and fibrous when stripped. Large pores visible with a lens or the naked eye in the pith of the twigs. Fine oak grain in the twigs. Domatia are small foveoles with a few hairs around the orifice.
Tepals about 10-12 x 2-3 mm, densely clothed with hairs on both the inner and outer surfaces. Anthers about 15 per flower, arranged in 5 indistinct groups and densely packed around the base of the carpels at the top of a hairy yellow column about 11-13 mm long. Carpels connate only by the styles.
Fruits flimsy, about 5-6 x 1.5-2 cm. Venation predominantly transverse in the fruiting carpels, veins arising from the adaxial (inner) margin. Seeds stellate hairy, narrowly ellipsoid, about 15 x 6-7 mm.
Distribution and Ecology