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Korthalsella grayi

Family

Santalaceae

Botanical Name

Korthalsella grayi Barlow

Barlow, B.A. (1983) Brunonia 6: 46. Type: Queensland, State Forest Reserve 607, Emerald Logging Area, 17 june 1980, B. Gray 1724; Holo:QRS.

Stem

Internodes about 5-10 x 1-2 mm, rounded, not flattened

Leaves

Leaves absent or very small, about 1 mm long.

Flowers

Flowers produced in a whorl at each node, usually about 8 flowers per whorl. Male flowers: Flowers about 0.5 mm diam. Anthers fused together and discharging pollen through one common apical pore. Female flowers: Flowers about 0.5 mm diam.

Fruit

Fruits ellipsoidal, about 1.5-2 mm long, tepals persistent at the apex. Seeds laterally compressed, +/- cordate in outline, about 0.8-1 mm long. Seeds immersed in sticky, gelatinous, mucilage. Endosperm green. Embryo bullet-shaped, about 0.3-0.5 mm long.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 900-1300 m.

Natural History

Parasitic on a variety of rain forest plants. Frequently found on different species of Elaeocarpus.

NEQ

X

Epiphyte

X

RFK Code

6030