Aglaia brownii, Fam. Meliaceae
Tree 2–12m tall. Indumentum of brown stellate scales and hairs, dense on twigs, petioles, rachis and petiolules, inflorescence and infructescence, calyces and fruits; leaflets with numerous pale brown stellate scales on lower surface, sometimes interspersed with usually fewer, darker compact stellate hairs.
|Form or habit:||Small tree|
Leaves 9–45cm long; five to nine leaflets, 4.5–20 x 1.5–8cm, wilting and margin strongly recurved in dry conditions. Veins 9–15 pairs; reticulation often white or pale brown below when dry.
|Flower description:||Inflorescence 9–17cm long. Flowers 1–2 x 1–1.5mm wide, strongly perfumed. Five, white or yellow petals. Staminal tube cup-shaped, about 0.5mm long. Anthers protruding and pointing towards centre of flower. March to July.|
|Fruit description:||Infructescence 3.5–9cm long. Fruits orange, indehiscent, subglobose, 1.4–2.1 x 1.5–1.7cm, with a thin pericarp. Two locules, each with no or one seed. Seeds enclosed in yellowish brown aril. August to December.|
|Habitat:||Coastal dune, gallery (riverine or riparian) forest, mangroves, open forest.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory, New Guinea.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea.|
|Notes:||Grows on dark brown organic soil, aeolian sands, stabilised dune or laterite.|
|Information sources:||Wilson A. (2013) Flora of Australia Volume 26, Meliaceae, Rutaceae, Zygophyllaceae.|