Haplostichanthus submontanus subsp. submontanus
Haplostichanthus submontanus Jessup subsp. submontanus
Jessup, L.W. (2007) Flora of Australia 2: 449. Type: ?.
Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 3.5-19 x 0.9-6 cm. Petiole 1-3.5 mm long. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Oil dots visible with a lens. Twig bark strong and fibrous when stripped. Young twigs and terminal buds appressed hairy, glabrescent.
Flowers solitary, axillary, sessile or with stout pedicels 1.5 mm wide; bracts broadly ovate; sepals very broadly ovate, 2.5-3 mm long. Petals white-cream, crimson inside near base. Stamens 35-70, 1.5 mm long.
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Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, occurs as scattered populations at Big Tableland, Mt Finnigan, Cedar Bay and from Daintree to Mossman Gorge. Altitudinal range from 40-1000 m. Grows as an understory shrub or small tree in well developed rain forest, more common on soils derived from metamorphic rocks.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)