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Hollandaea riparia B.Hyland, Fl. Australia 16: 499 (1995)

T: Timber Reserve 165, Baird Logging Area, Qld, 16°02'S, 145°19'E, 22 Sept. 1980, B.P.M.Hyland 10626 ; holo: QRS.

Shrub or small tree. Leaves: petiole slender, 10–12 mm long; lamina lanceolate, 8–20 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, glabrous; base attenuate; margin entire; apex obtuse or obtusely acuminate; veins 5–11 pairs. Conflorescence c. 15 cm long; flowers sessile on a common peduncle. Tepals 2–3 cm long, purplish, glabrous except for short, appressed pubescence near apex abaxially. Anthers 4–5 mm long; mucro c. 0.5 mm long; filament c. 0.3 mm long. Hypogynous glands ±scutelliform. Ovary c. 2 cm long; ovules c. 4; style 2–2.5 cm long; pollen presenter 3–4 mm long. Fruit ±ovoid or hemispherical (or at least flat on one side), 3.5–5 cm long, verrucose. Seeds c. 4, ±angular, c. 1.8 cm long, 1.5–1.8 cm wide. 

Occurs as a rheophyte at Roaring Meg Creek near China Camp, south of Cooktown, Qld, at an altitude of 300–500 m. Map 441.

Qld: Timber Reserve 165, Alexandra Logging Area, B.P.M.Hyland 9390 (QRS); Roaring Meg Ck, G.Sankowsky (QRS 77799).



Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia