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Corokia carpodetoides (F.Muell.) L.S.Sm., Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 69: 54 (1958); so named from a resemblance to the genus Carpodetus , through the addition of the suffix -oides (resembling).

Colmeiroa carpodetoides F.Muell., Fragm. 7: 149 (1871); Paracorokia carpodetoides (F.Muell.) M.Král, Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 1: 376 (1966). T: Lord Howe Island, C.Moore ; syn: MEL.

Illustration: I.Hutton, Lord Howe Is. 30, 123 (1986).

Shrub to 2 m tall, or rarely tree-like to c. 5 m. Young stems covered in short felted hairs. Leaves somewhat crowded at ends of branches; lamina narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, (2–) 3.5–6 cm long, (0.8–) 1–2 cm broad, attenuate onto petiole, dentate in upper half, acute to obtuse, apiculate, shortly felted hairy when young, with indumentum persisting below along midrib and margins, shining light green above, yellowish green below. Inflorescence terminal, corymbose, many-flowered. Sepals 5, triangular, 0.5–0.75 mm long. Petals 5, free, lanceolate, c. 3 mm long, acute, yellow. Ovary turbinate, 1.5–2 mm long, 1- or 2-locular. Fruit 1-seeded, ovoid, c. 3 mm long, becoming dry and brown. Fig. 84A.

Lord Howe Is. Endemic and locally common on the upper parts of Mts Gower and Lidgbird. Flowers Dec.–Jan. 

L.H.Is.: Mt Lidgbird, J.D.McComish 147 (K, NSW); loc. id. , C.Moore 59 (K, MEL); near summit, Mt Gower, A.N.Rodd 1787 (K, NSW); Mt Gower, J.Pickard 3599 (NSW); s. loc. , C.Moore 35 (K, MEL).


Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 49 (1994), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia