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Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, dehiscing, cross section and arillous seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Sarcotoechia cuneata Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879) Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch-Physikalischen Classe der k. b. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu M~ynchen 9: 525. Type: Queensland, Rockingham Bay, J. Dallachy; lecto: MEL.
Compound leaves usually with two leaflets, each leaflet blade about 3.5-11 x 1-3.2 cm. Lateral veins forming loops just inside the blade margin and midrib raised on the upper surface. Leaflet stalks very short and swollen at their junction with the compound leaf petiole and rhachis.
Inflorescence about 5-8.5 cm long, pedicels about 2-3 mm long. Calyx about 2.5-3 mm long, puberulent, lobes ovate-triangular. Petals broadly obovate, usually 2-toothed, clawed, about 1.2-1.5 mm long, densely villous. Stamens usually eight, filaments hairy, about 3 mm long, inserted inside the disk.
Fruits very glossy, wax-like, obovoid, about 10-12 mm long, usually one or 2-seeded. Valves villous on the inner surface. Aril annular, confined to the base of the seed. Seeds +/- ovoid or ellipsoid, about 8-10 x 7-8 mm.
First pair of leaves simple and ovate or trifoliolate with elliptic or ovate leaflets or simple and deeply 3-lobed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic or narrowly elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate, glabrous; petiole with a few, pale, prostrate hairs.
Distribution and Ecology