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Flowers. Copyright B. Gray
Fruit, three views, arillous seed and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Habit, leaf with glands, flower, stamen, fruit, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Peripentadenia phelpsii B.Hyland & Coode
Hyland, B.P.M. & Coode, M.J.E. (1981) Kew Bulletin 36: 741. Type: Qld, National Park Reserve 133, B. Gray 656; holo: QRS; iso: K.
Buttresses conspicuous, often convex on large trees.
Two glands visible at the apex of the petiole at its junction with the leaf blade. Leaf blades about 7-13 x 3-5 cm. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin. Stipules small and inconspicuous, visible with a lens on young shoots.
Sepals minutely felty outside. Petals induplicate, each petal enclosing 13 stamens and a disk gland. Petals about 15-17 x 6-8 mm, divided into about 20 narrow lobes at the apex. Stamens 13 opposite each petal and two opposite each sepal. Style 3-fluted at the base.
Cotyledons obovate, fleshy. First pair of leaves ovate, about 9-11 cm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic or elongate-elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate sometimes lobed, toothed along margin from the base to the apex, glabrous, lateral veins forming loops well inside the margin of the leaf blade; stipules minute, visible only with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology