Wilkiea huegeliana—Veiny Wilkiea—MONIMIACEAE.

Wilkiea huegeliana

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Habitat— Grows in all types of rainforest except cool—temperate rainforest; widespread on the coast and ranges.

Distribution— North from the Beecroft Peninsula with an old record for Mount Dromedary in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Shrub or small tree

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Copeland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Red Head, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Tiona, Waitui Falls and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, toothed, stipules absent, hairless, stiff to leathery; oblong to elliptic, often narrowly so, 6 to 15 cm long, 1 to 5 cm wide, apex ± bluntly pointed, base rounded, glabrous or sometimes hairy, very stiff; teeth usually stiff and prominent, rarely reduced and margins ± entire except for hardened points of teeth; finest reticulum always prominent and raised below even in fresh leaves; petiole usually 6 to 10 mm long.

Wilkiea huegeliana
Wilkiea huegeliana

Inflorescence.— 2 to 3 mm diam. with only the outer pair of perianth lobes duplicated inside; stamens c. 8; female flowers 3 to 4 mm diam., receptacle and carpels hairy.

Flowering.—Summer

Fruit.—A drupe, ovid, 12 to 15 mm long. Fruiting receptacle 7 to 12 mm diam., yellow, hairless, carpels 20 to 30.

Ripe.—Autumn.

Wilkiea huegeliana