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Fruit, side view, dehiscing and arillous seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
1st leaf stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Synima reynoldsiae P.I.Forst.
Forster, P.I. (2006) Austrobaileya 7: 286. Type: Queensland, Seamark Rd, Tarzali, 25 Nov. 2002, W. Cooper & W.T. Cooper WWC1798. Holo: BRI; Iso: A, L, MEL, MO, NSW, Z.
Sarcotoechia sp. Mountain Sarcotoechia (WWC 100), : (), Type: ?.
Sarcotoechia, Mountain; Mountain Sarcotoechia
Attains the dimensions of a small to medium-sized tree (30-40 cm dbh). Blaze odour resembles that of Poison Peach (Trema aspera). A pale brown layer is usually visible beneath the subrhytidome layer but before the outer blaze. Sapwood surface corrugated.
Leaflets about 4-6 in the compound leaf, each leaflet blade about 6-8 x 2-2.5 cm, entire. Leaflet stalks about 0.9 cm long, swollen at their junction with the compound leaf rhachis. Leaflets much paler, almost white, on the underside. Lateral veins about 16-22 on each side of the midrib. Midrib depressed or +/- flush with the upper surface. Terminal buds clothed in pale brown, prostrate hairs.
Fruits +/- subglobose, 1-3-lobed, about 14-20 x 16-18 mm, calyx lobes persistent at the base. Valves thick and fleshy, villous on the inner surface, usually with pink hairs. Aril almost completely enclosing the seed except for a narrow lateral slit where the testa is brown and exposed. Elsewhere the testa appears white. Seeds ovoid, about 11-12 x 8-9 mm. Radicle about 1 mm long +/- tangential to the cotyledons.
First pair of leaves ovate, about 20-30 x 12-15 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- lanceolate, about 10-12 x 3-4 cm, apex acuminate, base cuneate or attenuate. Petiole, stem, and terminal bud clothed in pale brown, prostrate hairs.
Distribution and Ecology