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Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Gmelina dalrympleana (F.Muell.) H.J.Lam
Lam, H.J. (1919) The Verbenaceae of the Malayan Archipelago: 223. Type: ?.
Vitex dalrympleana F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 4: 128(1864), Type: In locis paludosis ad sinum Rockinghams Bay; Dallachy Holo: MEL. Vitex macrophylla R.Br., Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 512(1810), Type: B. v.s..[given by A.A.Munir, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 7 (1984) 109 as J. Banks & D. Solander s.n., Cape Grafton, Queensland, Australia]. Gmelina macrophylla (R.Br.) Benth., Flora Australiensis 5: 65(1870), Type: ?.
Beech; Beech, White; Grey Teak; White Beech
Blaze darkening to orange-brown on exposure. Creamy yellow flecks usually visible in the blaze.
Leaf blades usually fairly large, about 15-30 x 7-19 cm. Two flat glands usually visible on the underside of the leaf blade near the base just before its junction with the petiole. Petiole channelled and midrib depressed on the upper surface.
Calyx about 4-5 mm long, with nectar producing glands on the outer surface. Corolla tube about 12-13 mm long, lobes about 6-10 mm long. Ovary about 1.5-2 mm long, hairy at the apex. One stigma much longer than the other.
Fruits obovoid, 8-18 x 5-12 mm.
Cotyledons obovate or oblong, apex emarginate, hairs only present at the very young stage. First few pairs of leaves toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves elliptic, upper surface with a few short hairs along the midrib, teeth, if present, dentate, veins about 5-8 on each side of the midrib, midrib depressed on the upper surface.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)