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Flowers and buds. Copyright Barry Jago
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, many views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Helicia nortoniana (F.M.Bailey) F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1901) The Queensland Flora 4: 1328. Type: ?.
Cyanocarpus nortoniana F.M.Bailey, Botany of the Bellenden-Ker Expedition (in Meston: Report of the Government Scientific Expedition to Bellenden-Ker Range): 55(1889), Type: Tringilburra Creek and creeks off Russell River, F. M. Bailey s.n. Helicia tropica (Bailey) Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 584(1928), Type: ?. Helicia ferruginea var. tropica F.M.Bailey, Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 452(1913), Type: Johnstone River, northeast Queensland, Johnson, s.n. (holotypus MEL).
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 5.5-14 x 2-7.5 cm. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin. Young shoots and younger leaf bearing twigs densely clothed in dark or rusty brown hairs.
Cotyledons fleshy, without venation. First pair of leaves ovate, apex acuminate, margins dentate, a few hairs present on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to obovate, apex obtuse to acute, base attenuate, margin dentate, hairy on the upper surface at least along the midrib, midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade; petiole, terminal bud and stem clothed in dark reddish brown hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)