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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright Garry Sankowsky
Leaves and flowers. Copyright Garry Sankowsky
Xanthostemon crenulatus C.T.White
White, C.T. (1942) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 23: 82. Type: Papua: Gaima, Lower Fly River, Brass 8358, xi.1936 (BRI). (ref. Roger Carolin, Telopea 3(4) (1990) 472.).
Narrow pale brown brittle stripes visible in both the outer and inner blaze.
Leaf blades about 8-18 x 6-11 cm, petioles about 1-1.5 cm long. Lateral veins about 10-12 on each side of the midrib, curving inside the margin but not forming loops. Oil dots rather sparsely distributed, usually 1 or 2 per reticulation. Terminal buds clothed in short, prostrate hairs.
Flowers about 10-12 mm diam. Calyx tube (hypanthium) broad and saucer-shaped, about 4.5-6.5 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 2-2.5 mm long. Petals spathulate, about 3-4.5 mm. Stamens numerous, about 30-40. Staminal filaments about 2.5-3.5 mm long. Styles about 4-5 mm long.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 150 m. Usually grows in swampy forest or areas with seasonally impeded drainage but also found in open forest, on the margins of rain forest and in gallery forest. Also occurs in New Guinea.