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Jedda multicaulis J.R.Clarkson, Austrobaileya 2: 203 (1986)

T: between Jedda Ck & Kennedy R., Qld, 18 Oct. 1982, J.R.Clarkson 4584 ; holo: BRI n.v. , fide J.R.Clarkson, Austrobaileya 2: 203 (1986); iso: A, CANB, DNA, F, K, L, MEL, MO, NSW, QRS, SING, all n.v. , fide J.R.Clarkson, Austrobaileya 2: 203 (1986), also PERTH.

Illustration: J.R.Clarkson, Austrobaileya 2: fig. 2 (1986).

Shrub 1.5–2.5 m high, multi-stemmed at base. Leaves opposite or subopposite, narrowly elliptic to ovate, discolorous; lamina 2.5–7 cm long, 8–25 mm wide; petiole 2.5–4.5 mm long. Inflorescence of 3- or rarely 5-flowered clusters subtended by bracts 2–4 mm long; peduncle of each cluster 3–6 mm long, with opposite or subopposite bracts. Hypanthium 7–9 mm long. Sepals usually 5, 6.5–8 mm long, reflexed at anthesis, pale green. Corolla lobes narrowly oblong to linear, 3.8–5 mm long, white. Stamens 6–8.5 mm long. Ovary hairy in distal half. Fruit 6–8 cm long, 4–6 cm diam., sometimes viviparous. Fig. 68D–F.

Restricted to near Jedda Ck, Cape York Peninsula, Qld. Grows in red sandy soil in Eucalyptus tetrodonta open forest. Flowers Oct. Map 167.

Qld: 16 km from Kennedy R. crossing, J.R.Clarkson 3245 (BRI); 1 km W of Kennedy R. crossing, 28 Oct. 1981, P.J.McKeague & C.P.Miller (PERTH).

(B.L.Rye)

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 18 (1990), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia