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Terminalia porphyrocarpa F.Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 2: 501 (1864)

Myrobalanus porphyrocarpa (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 237 (1891). T: Mt Archer, near Rockhampton, Qld, J.Dallachy ; lecto: MEL, fide N.B.Byrnes, Contr. Queensland Herb. 20: 50 (1977); isolecto: K.

Terminalia porphyrocarpa var. (?)eriantha Benth., Fl. Austral. 2: 502 (1864). T: Mt Archer, Qld, J.Dallachy ; holo: K.

Terminalia thozetii Benth., Fl. Austral. 2: 500 (1864); Myrobalanus thozetii (Benth.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 237 (1891). T: Rockhampton, Qld, Thozet 124 ; holo: MEL.

Tree to 15 m, deciduous. Branchlets tomentose. Leaves crowded, obovate to obtriangular, obtuse, attenuate at base, discolorous, glabrous or sparsely pilose beneath; domatia absent; lamina 4–10 cm long, 2.5–6 cm, rarely to 7.5 cm wide, 1.3–2.4 times as long as wide; petiole 4–12 mm, rarely 15 mm, long. Spike dense, c. same length as leaves. Flowers c. 5 mm diam., bisexual flowers 6–7 mm long, male flowers 3–4 mm long. Calyx glabrous or occasionally pubescent outside, glabrous inside; lobes triangular, c. 2 mm long and wide. Staminal filaments c. 4 mm long. Disc villous. Style glabrous. Mature fruit globular or ovoid, not beaked, 1–2 cm long, 0.8–1.5 cm diam., succulent, smooth, green; immature fruit compressed, encircled by a prominent wing. Fig. 102D–E.

Occurs from Herberton to about Maryborough, Qld, near the coast. Found in dry rainforest communities and as isolated trees on rock, often limestone. Map 385.

Qld: near Yarwun, S end of Mt Larcom Ra., S.T.Blake 22454 (BRI, K); Inkerman, N.Byrnes 2436 (BRI, CANB, DNA, K, L); near Marmor, R.F.Thorne 20546 & W.T.Jones (BRI, RSA).



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