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Catalepidia heyana (F.M.Bailey) P.H.Weston, Fl. Australia 16: 499 (1995)

Helicia heyana F.M.Bailey, Queensland Fl. 4: 1329 (1901); Macadamia heyana (F.M.Bailey) Sleumer, Blumea 8: 5 (1955). T: Palm Camp, Bellenden Ker, Qld, 1889, F.M.Bailey s.n. ; holo: BRI 011499.

Glabrous trees 3–18 m tall. Leaves with petiole 6–15 mm long; lamina oblanceolate to spathulate or oblong, 8–33 cm long, 1.5–6.5 cm wide; tip usually acuminate, occasionally acute or obtuse; primary to quaternary veins clearly raised on both surfaces. Conflorescence pendulous, 6–21 cm long; flower pair bracts triangular, 1.1–1.5 mm long; peduncle 2.5–5.5 mm long. Floral bracts triangular, 0.5–1 mm long, inserted 0–1.5 mm above pedicel base. Pedicels 2–3 mm long. Tepals 22.5–29.5 mm long, dusky pink to red outside, cream inside, revolute through 1.5–2.5 turns. Gynoecium 22–28.5 mm long, cream. Fruit pinkish red; inner mesocarp 2.3–3.1 cm diam., 1.2–1.8 mm thick. Fig. 179.

Found on escarpment ranges between the Mt Windsor Tableland and Mt Bartle Frere, Qld. Occurs in rainforest on granite, from 600 to 1300 m alt. Flowers June–Oct., chiefly Sept.; fruits Jan. Map 466.

Qld: Mt Windsor Tableland, Cairns City Council 5 (QRS); Mt Lewis road, 24.4 km from Rex Hwy, P.H.Weston 793 et al. (BRI, CBG, NSW); Mt Bellenden Ker, c. 7/8 mile [1.4 km] SE of centre peak, L.S.Smith 14688 (BRI); Timber Reserve 1230, Boonjee Logging Area, B.Gray 1002 (NSW, QRS); Mt Bartle Frere, slopes of NE peak, R.L.Jago 601 (QRS).

The flowers are not scented.



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