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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Male flower. Copyright CSIRO
Habit, leaves and male flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Female flower. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Glochidion lobocarpum (Benth.) F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1902) The Queensland Flora 5: 1424. Type: ?.
Phyllanthus lobocarpus Benth., Flora Australiensis 6: 97(1873), Type: Queensland. Rockhampton, OShanesy; Nerkool Creek, Bowman..
Pin Flower Tree
Usually grows into a small tree but often flowers and fruits as a shrub. Dead bark layered.
Leaf blades about 4-7 x 2-3 cm. Midrib and lateral veins raised on the upper surface. Petiole +/- swollen. Leaf bearing twigs clothed in short tortuous hairs. Leaf blade slightly glaucous on the underside.
Male flowers: Inflorescence without a peduncle and strictly axillary. Flowers without a disk. Flowers on a pedicel about 3-4 mm long. Tepals about 1.5-2.5 mm long. Female flowers: Flowers sessile. Styles absent or fused to form a hemispherical or button-shaped mass on the top of the ovary.
Cotyledons +/- orbicular, about 7-8 mm diam. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves +/- elliptic, midrib and main lateral veins raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade, stipules +/- filiform but with a fairly broad base.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 150 m. Grows in rain forest, fringing forest, beach forest and gallery forest along creeks and rivers. Also occurs in New Guinea.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)