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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, two views and dehiscing. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Fruit and dehiscing fruit. Copyright Barry Jago
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Mischocarpus lachnocarpus (F.Muell.) Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879) Actes du Congres International de Botanistes ... Amsterdam for 1877: 113. Type: ?.
Cupania lachnocarpa (F.Muell.) F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 6(1865), Type: ?. Ratonia lachnocarpa F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 4: 157(1864), Type: In silvis pone sinum litoreum Rockingham Bay. Dallachy. Lecto: MEL, fide R. W. J. M. van der Ham, Blumea 23: 268 (1977).
Apple, Woolly Brush; Woolly Brush Apple; Woolly Fruited Mischocarp; Woolly Pear Fruit
Seldom grows beyond 30 cm dbh.
Twigs and compound leaf axis densely clothed in rusty brown, +/- erect hairs. About 2-6 shortly stalked leaflets per compound leaf, each leaflet blade about 5-14.5 x 2.5-7 cm. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Midrib usually hairy on the upper surface.
Fruits villous or velvety on the outer surface, about 1.3-2 cm long (including the stipe) x 0.6-2 cm. Capsule subglabrous inside, sutures slightly villous. Seeds about 7-8 x 6 mm, completely enveloped by the aril.
First pair of leaves ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, blades about 5-25 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf or leaflet blades ovate or ovate-elliptic, about 6-8 cm long, upper surface hairy along midrib; petiole, terminal bud and stem clothed in rusty, upright hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as north-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from sea level to 1100 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites. Also occurs in New Guinea.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)