Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Elaeocarpus sericopetalus F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1868) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 171. Type: In montibus orariis ad sinum Rockinghams Bay; Dallachy, (holotype MEL?; isotypes BRI n.v., L. [M.J.E.Coode, Kew Bull. 39 (1984)..
Ash, Blueberry; Blueberry Ash; Hard Quandong; Northern Hard Quandong; Quandong, Hard; Quandong, Northern Hard
Lenticels rather large and split so that they sometimes resemble flowers, e.g. a rose (Rosa spp.).
Leaf blades about 6-10 x 1.5-3 cm. Lateral veins forming fairly distinct loops well inside the blade margin. About 10-20 teeth on each side of the leaf blade.
Sepals less than 14 mm long. Petals about 4.5-5 x 1-1.5 mm, apex entire or divided into two or three obscure lobes or teeth. Stamens about 45-50. Ovary hairy.
Fruits globular-ellipsoid, about 12-13 x 10-11 mm. Endocarp finely tuberculate-rugose.
Cotyledons linear, about 15 x 2 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrowly elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate, margin finely serrate, teeth aristate at the apex, glabrous; stipules very small, triangular, hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and extends to just south of Townsville (Mt Elliot). Altitudinal range from 200-1300 m. Grows in well developed rain forest, usually in upland and mountain rain forest.
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.75. Cause et al. (1989).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)