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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO

Wendlandia connata

Family

Rubiaceae

Botanical Name

Wendlandia connata C.T.White

White, C.T. (1939) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 50: 78. Type: Mt. Spurgeon, in rain forest along creek bank, C.T. White No. 10663 (type: flowering specimens) Sept. 1936; holo: BRI; iso: QRS.

Stem

Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Brownish, stripe-like markings in the outer blaze.

Leaves

Stipules large, 6-20 x 3-4 mm, slightly fused at the base and encircling the twig. Leaf blades about 9-19 x 3.2-6.5 cm, much paler on the underside. Domatia are tufts of hair. Midrib depressed on the upper surface.

Flowers

Inflorescence about 10-15 cm long, approximating or exceeding the leaves. Calyx tube (hypanthium) and/or pedicel pubescent, tube about 2.5 mm long, lobes about 2 mm long. Corolla tube about 4 mm long, lobes about 3 mm long, rounded at the apex. Stamens included in the corolla tube, anthers about 3-3.5 mm long, filaments about 1 mm long. Ovary with numerous ovules in each locule. Style about 7-8 mm long.

Fruit

Fruits about 6-7 mm long before opening. Seeds variable in shape, about 0.5-1 mm long. Testa reticulate, muricate.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the Mt Spurgeon-Mt Lewis area. Altitudinal range from 1000-1400 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed mountain rain forest.

NEQ

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Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

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Tree

X

RFK Code

707