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

T: Cedar Bay, N of Bloomfield River, Qld, Jan. 1973, L.J.Webb & J.G.Tracey 13275 ; holo: BRI.

Tree 4–10 m. Branchlets and leaf axes puberulous or glabrous. Leaf rachis 3.5–7.5 cm long; leaflets 4–8, rarely to 12, narrowly elliptic or ovate, acute or acuminate, remotely serrulate or subentire, acute or obtuse at base, 6.5–14.5 cm long, 2.5–5.2 cm wide, glabrous or midrib puberulous, thinly coriaceous; midrib a slender ridge; domatia absent; petiolule 6–8 mm long; petiole 2.5–5.5 cm long. Inflorescence 5–7.5 cm long; peduncle shortly pubescent; pedicels 2–3 mm long. Calyx lobes ovate, 2.5 mm long, usually appressed-tomentose. Petals 2.5–3 mm long, broadly ovate, long-clawed. Filaments 2.5–3.5 mm long, pilose or glabrous. Fruit subglobose or ±obovoid, 0.8–1.2 cm long and wide, smooth, glabrous outside, pink. Aril 2-lobed. 

Occurs in N Qld from McIlwraith Range to near Cairns. Grows in semideciduous forest on rocky hill sides. Map 91.

Qld: State Forest Reserve 607, near Mareeba, A.W.Dockrill 1485 (BRI); Windsor Tableland, B.P.M.Hyland 5552 (BRI); Mt Lewis, R.L.Jago 282 (QRS); Whitfield Range, near Cairns, R.L.Jago 5 (BRI); W of Lily Creek, 12 km E of Cooktown, T.J.McDonald & G.N.Batianoff 1558 (BRI).

Elattostachys microcarpa is very close to E. nervosa differing chiefly in its smaller fruits and larger number of leaflets which are regularly and finely nerved.



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