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Harpullia hillii F.Muell., Trans. Philos. Inst. Victoria 3: 26 (1859)

T: Durando, W.Hill ; n.v.

Tree to 20 m; glabrous except puberulous young parts and dark-brown velvety inflorescences. Leaf rachis 5.5–12 cm long; leaflets 2–10, elliptic-oblong to obovate, obtuse or retuse, entire, 5.5–16 cm long, 2.5–5.5 cm wide, coriaceous; petiolule 3–6 mm long; petiole 3.5–8 cm long. Panicles axillary or terminal, densely flowered, 14–30 cm long; bracts subulate, to 6 mm long; pedicels to 4 mm long. Sepals obovate-elliptic, 6–8 mm long, velvety. Petals reflexed at apex, 8–12 mm long, glabrous. Disc minute, pubescent. Stamens 5. Ovary velvety; style short. Fruit transversely ellipsoidal or depressed obovoid, 1.3–1.5 cm long, yellow; lobes subglobose, divaricate, inflated, pubescent or puberulent; valves woolly inside; sepals persistent. Seed 1 per locule, nearly enclosed in red aril. Fig. 10B–G.

Occurs from Burdekin River, Qld, to near Wauchope, N.S.W. Usually found in dry rainforest on hillsides, mostly on basalt. Map 50.

Qld: S of Canungra, L.W.Jessup 150 (BRI, CANB, DNA, K, L, NSW); same locality, Nov. 1970, K.A.W.Williams (BRI); Clare-Burdekin Levee, L.S.Smith 4408 & 4409 (BRI); Henning Is., C.T.White 12202 (BRI). N.S.W.: Broken Bay State Forest, c. 9 km SW of Wauchope, R.Coveny 10905 (BRI,NSW).

Distinguished by the obtuse leaflets and dark brown hairy peduncles.



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