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Elattostachys megalantha S.T.Reynolds, Fl. Australia 25: 199 (1985)

T: State Forest Reserve 700, Gadgarra, Qld, 8 Jan. 1975, B.P.M.Hyland 3166 ; holo: BRI; iso: QRS.

Tree to 10 m. Branchlets and leaf axes puberulous to glabrous. Leaf rachis 0.6–1.8 cm long; leaflets 1 or 2 pairs, rarely 3, subopposite, ovate-oblong or elliptic-oblong, acute, entire or subentire, acute or obtuse and unequal at base, 10–16 cm long, 3.5–6.5 cm wide, glabrous, coriaceous; domatia 1 or 2, small, inconspicuous, or absent; petiolule 6–8 mm long; petiole 2.5–6.5 cm long. Inflorescence 4–10.5 cm long; peduncle pubescent; pedicels 5–8 mm long. Calyx lobes broadly ovate or elliptic, 4–4.5 mm long, crispate-tomentose. Petals subhastate, long clawed, 6.5–7 mm long. Filaments 1–3 mm long, glabrous. Fruit ellipsoidal-obovoid, 1.7–2.2 cm long, 1.5–2 cm diam., sparsely hairy outside, dull yellow-green. Aril broadly bifurcate. 

Known only from Gadgarra. Grows in rainforest. Map 89.

Qld: State Forest Reserve 700, Gadgarra, B.P.M.Hyland 3167 (BRI); same locality, A.K.Irvine 507 & 777 (BRI).

Elattostachys megalantha differs from E. xylocarpa in its larger flowers and leaflets, domatia, if present, not prominent and lateral nerves decurrent on midrib.



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