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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Gossia bamagensis N.Snow & Guymer
Snow, N. & Guymer, G.P. (2003) Systematic Botany Monographs 65: 65. Type: Qld, near Lockerbie, 10 deg 47, 142 deg 28, 1 Feb 1980, B. Hyland 10235; Holo: BRI; Iso: CANB, QRS.
Austromyrtus sp. (Bamaga BH 10235), : (), Type: ?.
Bamaga Ironwood; Lignum
A small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze conspicuously layered.
Fruits globular, about 6-10 mm diam., calyx persistent at the apex. Seeds about 5-6 x 4.5-5 mm, about three per fruit. Testa thin, creamy brown. Embryo coiled with the cotyledons in the centre, embryo about 12 x 1.5 mm when uncoiled. Radicle much longer than the cotyledons.
Cotyledons linear, about 4-6 x 1 mm, often recurved; oil dots just visible along the margin when using a lens. Stipules present, about 1 mm long. Hypocotyl swollen above ground level and tapering to the cotyledons. First pair of leaves elliptic, apex abruptly narrowed to a tip. Midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: stem strongly 4-angled to winged.
Distribution and Ecology