Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Trachymene geraniifolia F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1902) The Queensland Flora 6: 2015. Type: Mt.Alexandra, Howard Newport.
Geranium-leaved Trachymene; Trachymene, Geranium-leaved
Stems 2-3 cm long with scars of old leaf bases.
Petioles densely clothed in pale brown hairs, 35-80 mm long. Leaf blades 40-60 mm diam., surfaces densely clothed in hairs. Veins 6-8 radiating from the base.
Inflorescence consists of an umbel of umbels or a panicle of umbels. Umbels subtended by 10-15 toothed and lobed, linear bracts about 5-8 mm long. Flowers about 3 mm diam. Sepals 1-1.1 mm long, broad-based and abruptly contracted to a point at the apex. Petals obovate, about 1 x 0.7 mm with a longitudinal ridge up the middle.
Fruit 5-6 x 8 mm, laterally compressed or flattened consisting of two mericarps joined at the middle. Seeds ca. 4 x 3, one per mericarp. Cotyledons ca. ovate, much wider than the radicle.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in the coastal mountains of northeastern Queensland. Found occasionally in rainforest also in heath vegetation.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)