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Fruit, side view and transverse section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Garcinia gibbsiae S.Moore
Moore, S. le M. (1917) The Journal of Botany 55: 302. Type: Bellenden Ker, forest on long ridge; n. 6306. [L.S. Gibbs].
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Leaves and roots arise from shoots at opposite ends of the seed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrowly elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous, more than 30 lateral veins on each side of the midrib; small flat glands on the stem near the base of the petioles; raised trough-like appendages on the base of the petiole between the petiole and stem; exudate yellow, slow to appear. Stipules small, black, triangular about 1 mm long. Midrib raised on the upper surface.
Distribution and Ecology
Seeds eaten by King Parrots and fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries and Musky Rat-kangaroos. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)