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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Lepiderema sericolignis (F.M.Bailey) Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1924) Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 20: 29. Type: ?.
Cupania sericolignis F.M.Bailey, -: (), Type: Mulgrave River, Bellenden-Ker Expedition; scrub about the Barron River, E. Cowley..
Usually grows into a small tree.
Inflorescence resembling a raceme and less than 45 mm long. Sepals about 1.5-2.5 x 1-2 mm. Petals spathulate, about 1.5-2.5 mm long. Male flowers with eight anthers on filaments about 1-1.5 mm long. Female flowers with eight staminodes. Ovary surrounded by a yellow or greenish-yellow disk. Stigma sessile.
First pair of leaves compound with four to six sessile leaflets. Each leaflet about 21 x 9 mm with 1-2 pairs of teeth towards the apex. Compound leaf rhachis and petiole narrowly winged and marked by a number of reddish glands and ending in a terminal spine or process. Leaflet margin with a few obscure teeth towards the apex. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades about six per leaf, narrowly elliptic, sessile or very shortly stalked. Compound leaf rhachis narrowly winged.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)