Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side view. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, three views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and fruits. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Acronychia imperforata F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1858) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 1: 26. Type: Ad rivulos silvarum secus flumen Brisbane. Hill & Mueller..
Jambolifera imperforata (F.Muell.) Kuntze, Revisio Generum Plantarum 1: 102(1891), Type: ?. Acronychia scortechinii F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agricultural Journal 3(4): 281(1898), Type: Borders of scrubs, Logan River, Rev. B. Scortechini; Frasers Island, Miss Lovell..
Fraser Island Apple; Apple, Fraser Island; Green Tree; Logan Apple; Coastal Aspen; Beach Acronychia
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Narrow white or cream granular stripes in the outer blaze. Blaze odour resembling that of carrots (Daucus carota).
Leaf blades about 5.5-13 x 3-6 cm. Lateral veins forming loops (often a double series of loops) inside the blade margin. Scattered oil dots may be visible with a lens.
Inflorescence about 2.5-5 cm long. Flowers about 6-9.5 mm long. Stamens eight, dimorphic, four long and four short, in one whorl, long and short stamens alternating.
Fruits +/- globular to pyriform, about 12-15 mm diam. Seeds about 4-6 mm long.
Cotyledons elliptic to oblong-elliptic, about 6-14 x 4-7 mm, margins with numerous small peg-like teeth, oil dots visible with a lens. First pair of leaves trifoliolate. Third and fourth leaves trifoliolate or unifoliolate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate, petiole about 5 mm long. Midrib raised on the upper surface.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards to coastal central New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 900 m. Grows in monsoon forest and drier, more seasonal rain forest.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)