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Blepharocarya involucrigera F.Muell., Fragm. 11: 16 (1878)

T: Endeavour River, Qld, W.A.Persietz ; syn: MEL; isosyn: BRI.

Illustration: F.M.Bailey, Compr. Cat. Queensland Pl. fig. 94 bis. (1913).

Tree to 40 m. Leaves mostly 15–40 cm long; leaflets 10–18, elliptic or lanceolate, acute or acuminate, subcoriaceous; lamina mostly 5–15 cm long and 1.5–4.5 cm wide; base acute or obtuse; secondary veins mostly 13–19 pairs; petiolules 5–15 mm long. Male flowers: sepals ovate, 0.8–1 mm long, pubescent outside, glabrous inside; petals elliptic or ovate, 1.6–1.8 mm long, glabrous; anthers 0.5 mm long; filaments 1.5–1.7 mm long. Female flowers: sepals and petals oblong-ovate, 1–1.3 mm long, pubescent outside, glabrous inside; ovary pilose; style 0.8 mm long; cupule to 2 cm long. Fruit 4 mm long, 7–8 mm wide, pilose; marginal hairs to 4 mm long. Fig. 42A–D.

Occurs from Cape York to the Atherton Tableland, Qld. Grows in evergreen, semideciduous and deciduous vine forest and thicket. Map 239.

Qld: Bonanza Creek, Upper Peach River, L.J.Brass 19827 (♂) (BRI); 3.2 km N of Rocky River, B.Hyland 5457 (♂) (BRI, QRS); Kairi–Tinaroo Dam Road, A.K.Irvine 1798 (♂) (BRI, QRS); Hann River, 80 km NW of Laura, L.Pedley 1863 (♀) (BRI); Kuranda, L.J.Webb & J.G.Tracey 5690 (♀) (BRI).

(L.W.Jessup)

 

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