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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Guioa montana C.T.White
White, C.T. (1933) Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 4: 61. Type: Mt. Bartle Frere, alt. 1200m., common in rain-forest on side of mountain, no. 1286 (flowering specimens), Oct. 24 ....
A pale brown layer generally visible beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze. Sapwood surface usually corrugated.
Leaflet blades about 4-10 x 1.5-4 cm, much paler on the underside, gradually tapering into a short or very short, swollen leaflet stalk, apex rounded or ending in a prickle-like point. Generally 2-4 leaflets per compound leaf. Midrib slightly raised on the upper surface and lateral veins generally forming loops inside the blade margin.
Cotyledons fleshy, venation obscure. First pair of leaves with opposite or alternate leaflets, leaflet margin serrate, petiole and rhachis winged. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades elliptic or narrowly elliptic, puberulous on the lower surface; petiole not winged, rhachis not winged or very narrowly winged.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the area between the Windsor Tableland and the Tully River, perhaps extending as far south as Mt Spec. Altitudinal range from 800-1200 m. Grows in well developed upland and mountain rain forest.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)