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Flower and buds. Copyright Barry Jago
Fruit, two views, dehiscing, dehisced and arillous seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Guioa lasioneura Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879) Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch-Physikalischen Classe der k. b. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Munchen 4: 608. Type: Australia orientalis: Dallachy (Rockingham Bay)..
Silky Tamarind; Tamarind, Silky; Woolly Nerved Guioa
Sapwood surface corrugated.
Leaflets sessile or with very short stalks about 0.2-0.5 cm long, swollen at their junction with the rhachis. Leafy twigs and compound leaf rhachis with a dense covering of brown hairs. Usually 2-4 leaflets in each compound leaf. Leaflet blades about 3.5-12.5 x 1.5-4 cm. Midrib hairy and raised on the upper surface of the leaflet blade.
Calyx lobes about 1.5-2.5 mm long. Petals shorter than the calyx. Each petal with a 2-lobed scale on the inner surface. Stamens eight. Disk yellow, unilateral in female flowers but almost continuous in male flowers except for one narrow indentation.
Cotyledons fleshy, without venation, apex acuminate. First pair of leaves with opposite or alternate leaflets, margins finely serrate. Petiole and rhachis winged and hairy. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades +/- elliptic, apex acuminate, upper surface with a few hairs along the midrib.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and southwards as far as coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 1000 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed lowland and upland rain forest.
Orange arils eaten by Speckled Fruit Bats and several species of birds. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)