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Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and dehisced fruit. Copyright A. Ford & F. Goulter
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, semi-hypogeal, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scientific NameBosistoa medicinalis (F.Muell.) T.G.Hartley
Hartley, T.G. (1977) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 58(4): 431.
Living bark quite hard to cut, sometimes emitting an incense odour.
Oil dots very large and conspicuous, usually visible without holding the leaf to the light. Leaf blades about 6-16 x 2.5-7 cm. Midrib spotted with oil dots on both the upper and lower surfaces. Each twig terminated by two leaves, a terminal bud and two very closely appressed lateral buds.
First pair of leaves ovate, about 30-40 x 22-27 mm. Oil dots quite large and conspicuous, readily visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: oil dots easily seen with a lens. Axillary bud rather large and rounded. Terminal bud enclosed in stipule-like bracts which leave scars on the stem just above each pair of leaves. Seed germination time 26 to 42 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Natural History & Notes
SynonymsPagetia medicinalis F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 178(1865), Type: In silvis urbi Rockingham proximis; Thozet, OShanesy. Ad ripas nemorosas fluvii Crocodile-Creek; Bowman. Ad montem Buzzard; Dallachy. Bosistoa brassii T.G.Hartley, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 58(4): 433(1977), Type: Queensland. COOK DISTRICT: .. Iron Range, Brass 19653 (CANB, holotype; L, isotype). Pagetia dietrichiae Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 845(1928), Type: Sud-Queensland: Brisbane River, A. DIETRICH No. 643., 1544, 1768, 2212. Bosistoa brassii T.G.Hartley var. brassii, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 58(4): 433(1977). Bosistoa brassii var. proserpinensis T.G.Hartley, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 58(4): 434(1977), Type: Queensland. NORTH KENNEDY DISTRICT: Mt. Dryander, Jones .. 3857 (CANB, holotype).
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