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Rhysotoechia flavescens Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 522, 541, 658 (1879)

T: Rockingham Bay, Qld, J.Dallachy ; n.v.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 2: 43 fig. 3I–K (1984).

Tree to 14 m, glabrous except flowers. Leaf rachis 17–22.5 cm long; leaflets 2–8, occasionally to 12, oblong-ovate to elliptic-oblong, ±falcate, acute to subcaudate, acute and oblique at base, 13–16 cm long, 4.5–5.5 cm wide, rarely to 25 cm long and 9.5 cm wide, shining above, finely nerved and reticulate; lateral nerves 12–20 pairs; petiolules long-pulvinate, 7–10 mm long; petioles 3.5–8 cm long. Panicles 20–34 cm long, densely flowered; pedicels 2–5 mm long. Calyx lobes 1.5–4 mm long. Petals 2.5 mm long, long-clawed, with thickened basal margins, pubescent inside. Disc glabrous. Filaments 4–5 mm long, villous. Fruit shortly stipitate, broadly obovoid, 1.8–2 cm long, 2–2.5 cm diam., 2-locular; valves thickly coriaceous, reticulate. 

Occurs in N Qld from Mossman to Tully. Grows in montane rainforest. Map 81.

Qld: near Black Mtn, E of Mt Molloy, B.P.M.Hyland 8649 (BRI, NSW); Danbulla, B.P.M.Hyland 2178 (QRS); near Mossman, V.K.Moriarty 2472 (QRS); Tully, K.J.White 53/295 (BRI).

Rhysotoechia flavescens is distinctive in having densely nerved, very shiny leaflets, large inflorescences and 2-locular fruit.

(S.T.Reynolds)

 

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