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Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves flowers and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, semi-hypogeal, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Hernandia albiflora (C.T.White) Kubitzki
Kubitzki, K. (1969) Botanische Jahrbucher 89 89: 126. Type: ?.
Valvanthera albiflora C.T.White, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 76(1936), Type: Queensland,Daintree River, 29 Nov.1929, S.F. Kajewski, No. 1407. Holo: BRI, Iso: US.
A small tree seldom exceeding 20 cm dbh. White or cream granular stripes in the outer blaze.
Perianth about 2-3 mm long, outer surface +/- glabrous. Anther valves opening like doors, i.e. on vertical hinges. Ovary in the female flowers enclosed in a truncate involucre. Stigma horseshoe-shaped.
Usually 4-6 cataphylls produced before the first pair of true leaves. First pair of true leaves lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, apex acuminate, midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to ovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, upper surface glabrous, midrib raised on the upper surface; petiole glabrous, often pink. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Stem longitudinally ribbed. Roots pinkish.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)