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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side view. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Fruits. Copyright CSIRO
Flower and buds. Copyright Barry Jago
Flower. Copyright Stanley Breeden
Leaves, inflorescences and flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Gillbeea adenopetala F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1865) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 17. Type: In silvis ad sinum Rockinghams Bay. Dallachy.
Pink Alder; Alder, Pink
Lenticels usually quite visible and numerous. Blaze darkens on exposure. Bark or 'gum veins' often visible in transverse sections of the stem.
Flowers about 6-8 mm diam. Each petal truncate or bilobed at the apex, usually tipped with two glands. Stamens ten, dimorphic, the longer ones alternating with the petals. Disk orange-yellow, quite large and conspicuous.
Fruits 3-winged, fruits + wings about 20 x 15 mm. Wings conspicuously reticulately veined.
Cotyledons oblong, about 10-14 x 3-6 mm, hairy on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, margin serrate; hairy on the upper surface; stipules shortly petiolate, margins serrate; petiole and stem densely hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ and widely distributed throughout the area. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1100 m. Grows in well developed rain forest on a variety of rock types but tends to be more common along creeks and gullies.
Wood specific gravity 0.53. Cause et al. (1989).