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Alectryon unilobatus S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 1: 475 (1982)

T: Pascoe River, Qld, 1977, L.J.Webb & J.G.Tracey 13123 ; holo: BRI.

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

Tree 3–10 m. Branchlets and inflorescence usually puberulent. Leaf rachis 1.5–9 cm long; leaflets 4–8, alternate or opposite, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-oblong, shortly acuminate or obtuse, entire, oblique and acute or obtuse at base, shortly attenuate, 4–13 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, glabrous or lower surface puberulent, nerves and reticulation prominent; petiolule 3–7 mm long; petiole 2–6 cm long. Panicle 3.5–11 cm long; pedicels to 3 mm long. Calyx 0.5–1 mm long, shallowly broadly lobed, glabrescent. Petals absent. Fruit sessile, usually 1-lobed; lobes obliquely obovoid, 8–16 mm long, 8–14 mm diam., turgid, glabrous; pericarp ±thin, drying crustaceous. Aril granular, deep red. Fig. 4L.

Occurs from N Qld to near Brisbane. Map 28.

Qld: Wolvi State Forest, near Gympie, Jan. 1976, E.G.Cook (BRI); near Mt Nebo, Boombana National Park, L.Hegarty C3 (BRI); Magnetic Is., C.Sandercoe 887 (BRI); mouth of Pennefather Ck near Mapoon, Cape York, A.Morton 1238 (BRI); Mt Eerwah, 4 km W of Eumundi, P.R.Sharpe 3670 (BRI).

Distinctive in having 1-lobed, glabrous fruits.

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



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