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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Trochocarpa bellendenkerensis Domin
Domin, K. (1928) Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 1050. Type: Nordost-Queensland; auf dem kamme des Bellenden-Ker haufig (DOMIN I. 1910)..
Wheel Fruit; Waddywood; Turkey Bush; Tree Heath; Sandberry; Laurel Heath; Heath, Tree; Heath, Laurel; Axebreaker
A small shrubby tree.
Inflorescence about 15-50 mm long. Sepals striate, about 2 mm long. Corolla tube about 2-2.5 mm long, lobes about 1-1.5 mm long, corolla glabrous outside but lobes and upper part of the tube hairy on the inner surface. Anthers about 1.2 mm long, exserted for about half of their length. Disk shortly 5-lobed. Ovary glabrous, with ten locules, one ovule per locule, ovary tapering into a short thick style.
Cotyledons linear-obovate, about 4-6 x 1 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, about 5-10 mm long, apex acute, base sessile or very shortly petiolate, upper surface glabrous, except for the ciliate margins; +/- 3-veined.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)