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Fruit, three views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Schistocarpaea johnsonii F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1890) The Victorian Naturalist 7: 183. Type: On Mount Bartle-Frere; Stephen Johnson.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Faint sarsaparilla or liniment odour in the blaze.
Leaf blades abut 7.5-17 x 2-5.5 cm, much paler on the underside. Midrib depressed on the upper surface and petiole grooved on the upper surface. Stipules gradually tapering to a point at the apex. Faint liniment odour in freshly broken twigs.
Inflorescence shorter than the leaves. Calyx lobes about 3 mm long. Petals clawed, about 2.5 mm long. Stamens enveloped in the petals, anther filaments about 2 mm long, inserted outside the crenate disk.
First leaves ovate or linear-ovate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin toothed from base to apex; upper surface hairy at least along the midrib, petioles hairy; stipules triangular, hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the area between Cooktown and Innisfail and the southern end of the Atherton Tableland. Altitudinal range from 100-1100 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.
Fruit eaten by King Parrots. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)