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Hollandaea sayeriana (F.Muell.) L.S.Sm., Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 67: 39 (1956)
Sayer's Silky Oak

Helicia sayeriana F.Muell., Victorian Naturalist 3: 93 (1886); Hollandaea sayeri F.Muell., Chem. & Druggist Australasia 2: 173 (1887), nom. illeg.  T: Mt Bellenden Ker, Qld, W.Sayer s.n. ; holo: MEL.

Illustrations: K.A.W.Williams, Native Pl. Queensland 3rd edn, 1, 159 (1984); J.W.Wrigley & M.Fagg, Banksias, Waratahs & Grevilleas 423 (1989).

Small tree. Leaves: petiole swollen, 2–11 mm long; lamina ovate to almost orbicular, 10–22 cm long, 6–14 cm wide, glabrous; base cuneate; margin usually toothed; apex usually obtuse, sometimes abruptly acuminate; veins 6–11 pairs. Conflorescence 20–40 cm long; flowers pedicellate on a very short, common peduncle, or peduncle absent. Tepals 2–3 cm long, crimson or purple, sparsely appressed-pubescent abaxially, glabrous adaxially. Anthers 2–3 mm long; mucro 0.3–0.4 mm long; filament 0.2–0.8 mm long. Hypogynous glands scutelliform or linguiform. Ovary 1.8–2.4 mm long; ovules c. 12–16; style 1.5–2 cm long; pollen presenter 1.7–2.4 mm long. Fruit allantoid to somewhat cylindrical, 8–10 cm long, with one rib on one side, ±smooth. Seeds 3–6, ±angular, 2.5–3 cm long, 2–2.5 cm wide. n = 14, L.A.S.Johnson & B.G.Briggs, Austral. J. Bot. 11: 24 (1963). Fig. 172.

Restricted to an area of north-eastern Qld between Cairns and Innisfail, ascending to the edge of the Atherton Tableland, from near sea level to 750 m. Map 442.

Qld: Topaz Rd, G.C.Stocker 1158 (QRS); The Boulders, Babinda Ck, L.J.Brass 33813 (QRS); State Forest Reserve 755, Boonjee Logging Area, B.P.M.Hyland 5935 (QRS).

(B.P.M.Hyland)

 

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