Meiogyne bidwillii, Fam. Annonaceae
Shrub with rather weak branches, densely hirsute with short rusty hairs. Previously Fitzalania bidwillii, which is still in use in Queensland.
|Form or habit:||Shrub|
Oblong or obovate-oblong or very shortly acuminate, 7.5-10cm long, rounded at the base, glabrous above, hairy beneath, very shortly stalked.
|Flower description:||Lateral, solitary or two together, boat-shaped flowers, indigo to black inner petals, longitudinally grooved and/or verrucose adaxially at the base, the stamens of the inner stamen whorls have elongated apical shields.|
|Fruit description:||Carpels very hairy in the flower, when ripe orange and nearly sessile, oblong, thick, hard and covered with rusty hairs. Contains three to six flattened seed.|
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|Information sources:||Bentham G. & von Mueller F. (1863) Flora australiensis: a description of the plants of the Australian territory. Volume 1., Thomas DC. et al. (2012) Molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography of the Meiogyne-Fitzalania clade (Annonaceae): Generic paraphyly and late Miocene-Pliocene diversification in Australasia and the Pacific. Taxon 61 (3)|