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Leaves, flowers and buds. Copyright B. Gray
Fruit. Copyright A. Ford & F. Goulter
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Garcinia brassii C.T.White
White, C.T. (1936) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 52. Type: Thornton Peak, in low scrub at the summit, L.J. Brass, No. 2277 (fruits) March 14.
Leaves and roots arise from shoots at opposite ends of the seed. A number of alternate and opposite cataphylls produced before the first true leaves. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves narrowly elliptic, glabrous, underside with a number of wavy +/- parallel latex canals crossing the main lateral veins; lateral veins fusing with an intramarginal vein very close to the margin of the leaf blade; a stipule-like appendage attached to each petiole between it and the stem.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the mountains in the Mt Lewis, Mt Spurgeon and Thornton Peak areas. Altitudinal range from 800-1500 m. Grows in mountain rain forest often as a small stunted tree on windswept ridges.