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Lepiderema punctulata (F.Muell.) Radlk., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 30 (1924)

Cupania punctulata F.Muell., Fragm. 3: 12 (1862); Cupaniopsis punctulata (F.Muell.) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 521, 530, 585 (1879); Ratonia punctulata (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey, Queensland Fl. 1: 297 (1899). T: Cumberland Islands, Qld, E.Fitzalan ; n.v.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 1: fig. 39E (1982).

Tree to 10 m. Young parts slightly viscid; branchlets, leaves and peduncles glabrous. Leaf rachis 4.5–8.5 cm long; leaflets 3–5 pairs, obliquely ovate-oblong to elliptic, acuminate or acute, entire, abruptly obtuse at base, and decurrent into petiolule, 3.5–8 cm long, 1.5–3.5 cm wide, pellucid-dotted; midrib excentric; petiolule 3–12 mm long; petiole 2.5–4.5 cm long. Panicles ramiflorous or axillary, 5.5–9.5 cm long, openly flowered; peduncles resin-dotted; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long, resin-dotted. Calyx lobes 1.5–2.5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide. Petals 2–2.5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, gland-dotted. Filaments 3.5–4 mm long. Fruit obovoid to globose, 1–1.2 cm long and wide. 

Occurs in coastal Qld from Proserpine to Bustard Head. Usually in mixed forests, on granite. Map 65.

Qld: Gregory River near Mt Dryander, N.Michael 1099 (BRI); Eurumbula near Bustard Head, Jan. 1906, J.Keys (BRI).

Lepiderema punctulata differs from most species in having pellucid-dotted leaflets and pink flowers.



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