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Heterodendrum tropicum S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 1: 484 (1982)

T: Mungana, Qld, June 1946, H.Flecker N.Q.N.C. No. 10423 ; holo: BRI.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 1: fig. 37J (1982).

Tree to 7 m. Branchlets hoary with short spreading hairs or glabrous, lenticellate. Leaves narrowly obovate-oblong or subelliptic truncate, obtuse, entire, acute at base, 3.5–12 cm long, 0.6–3 cm wide, glabrous; petiole 4–6 mm long. Flowers not seen. Fruit transversely ellipsoidal, 2-lobed, rarely 1-lobed, 1.3 cm long, 1.6–2.8 cm diam.; lobes globose, glabrous; pericarp drying hard and ±woody. 

Occurs in Qld around Chillagoe. Grows on limestone outcrops. Map 22.

Qld: Chillagoe, Jan. 1918, N.Michael (BRI); 6.4 km N of Mungana, L.J.Webb & J.G.Tracey 10202 (BRI).

Heterodendrum tropicum differs from H. oleifolium in having larger fruits, and from H. diversifolium in having entire leaves.

Since publication of the Flora of Australia treatment the Australian Plant Census recognises this taxon as a synonym of Alectryon tropicus .

(S.T.Reynolds)

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 25 (1985), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia