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Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Female flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Male flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
1st leaf stage, cotyledons absent. Copyright CSIRO
Garcinia warrenii F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1891) The Victorian Naturalist 8: 109. Type: Near the Coen-River; Stephen Johnson, (1891)..
Garcinia kajewski C.T. White, Contr. Arnold Arboretum Harvard University 4: 72(1933), Type: Queensland, Daintree River, 30 Nov. 1929, Kajewski 1418. Holo: A? Iso: BRI.
Exudate obvious but not always copious.
Leaf blades about 10-16 x 4-8 cm. Petioles and twigs produce a yellow exudate.
Flowers (female flowers) produce a strong perfume part of which resembles that of cloves. Petals broadly spathulate, about 9 x 6 mm. Stamens aggregated into four, stout phalanges. Disk absent in the male flowers.
First pair of leaves obovate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to ovate, apex acute, base attenuate, glabrous, undersurface with a network of fine almost parallel latex canals; stipule-like glands on the stem near the base of the petiole; stipule-like appendages also on the base of the petiole between the petiole and stem. Leaves and petioles produce a yellow exudate when cut or broken. Taproot thickened, carrot-like (Daucus carota). Taproot and stem arise from the same end of the seed.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP and NEQ as far south as Babinda. Altitudinal range from sea level to about 600 m. Usually grows in well developed rain forest but also found in marginal sites and along watercourses in open forest. Also occurs in New Guinea.