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Fruit, side views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage, cotyledons still attached. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination Cotyledons very narrow. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Gossia dallachiana (F.Muell. ex Benth.) N.Snow & Guymer
Snow, N. & Guymer, G.P. (2003) Systematic Botany Monographs 65: 58. Type: ?.
Austromyrtus dallachiana (Benth.) L.S.Sm., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 67: 35(1956), Type: ?. Eugenia dallachiana F. Muell ex Benth., Flora Australiensis 3: 287(1867), Type: Rockingham Bay, J. Dallachy s.n.; Holo: K; Iso: BRI, MEL.
Fruits globular, about 12 mm diam. or perhaps larger, calyx lobes persistent at the apex. Testa membranous. Cotyledons much narrower than the radicle, pale green and marked by brownish oil dots. Embryo coiled with the cotyledons +/- in the middle of the spiral.
Cotyledons sessile, lanceolate, about 3-6 x 0.5 mm. Oil dots small, visible with a lens, mainly about the margin and towards the apex. Stipules visible at the cotyledon and early leaf stages. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex acute or acuminate with a short mucro; oil dots numerous, orange or yellowish, visible with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)