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Flowering habit. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Garuga floribunda Decne.
Decaisne, J. (1834) Nouvelles Annales du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle 3: 477. Type: Timor, collector unknown; holo: G; iso: NY. Fide Kalkman, Blumea 7: 463 (1953).
Garuga floribunda Decne. var. floribunda, Flora Malesiana Series I 5: 215(1958), Type: ?.
Exudate slow and meagre. Blaze finely layered and sticky. Deciduous; leafless for a period between August and November.
Flowers about 5 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 1 mm long. Corolla lobes about 2 mm long. Receptacle (hypanthium) cup-shaped, about 2.5 mm long, inner surface disciform. Staminal filaments attached to the apex of the receptacle. Ovary shortly stalked. Ovary and style clothed in long erect hairs, at right angles to the axis. Stigma green, 5-lobed.
Cotyledons about 19-22 mm long, trifoliolate with lateral leaflets deeply lobed, petiole with a few pale hairs. First leaves or leaflets with toothed margins. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflets ovate, apex acuminate, margin serrate, upper surface with a few pale hairs, petiole and rhachis hairy; stipules linear, hairy, about 2-3 mm long. Taproot swollen, carrot-like (Daucus carota). Terminal leaflet larger than the lateral leaflets.
Distribution and Ecology
Widespread in WA, CYP and NEQ about as far south as Townsville. Altitudinal range from sea level to about 400 m. Not yet reported from NT where its occurrence is to be expected. Usually grows in monsoon forest and drier rain forest. Also occurs in Malesia and perhaps extending into SE Asia.