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Medicosma sp. Pieter Botte (B.Hyland 3503RFK)

Family

Rutaceae

Botanical Name

Medicosma sp. Pieter Botte (B.Hyland 3503RFK)

() : . Type: ?.

Stem

Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.

Leaves

Numerous oil dots visible with a lens. Leaf blades about 4.5-8 x 1.4-3.6 cm. Crushed leaves emit a conspicuous odour which is difficult to describe. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin.

Flowers

Pedicels about 2-3 mm long. Calyx marked with yellow oil dots. Petals about 1.5-2 mm long. Stamens eight, dimorphic, four long and four short. Staminal filaments flattened, margins fimbriate. Disk yellow, margin crenate or wavy. Style hairy and divided towards the base. Stigma yellow.

Fruit

Fruits glabrous, 4-6 mm long. Seed characters unknown.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Probably endemic to NEQ, known only from Pieter Botte Logging Area and the southern parts of the Daintree River National Park. Altitudinal range from 450-950 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed upland and mountain rain forest.

NEQ

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

859