Glochidion apodogynum, Fam. Phyllanthaceae
Shrub or small tree to 10m, with branches clothed in white hairs. Glochidion from ‘glochin’ a projecting point, referring to the style and apodogynum from ‘apodus’ stalkless, sessile or without a stripe and ‘gynos’ female organs, referring to the stalkless female flowers.
|Form or habit:||Shrub, Small tree|
Simple, both sides hairy, velvety or sandpapery, 3-13.5 x 2-5.5cm. Petioles 2-4mm long.
White, Yellow, Brown, Green
|Flower description:||Green, white, yellow or brown flowers with six sepals and no petals, about 2mm in diameter, borne in an axillary or ramiflorous fascicle or as a solitary flower. September to May.|
Yellow, Pink, Red
|Fruit description:||Yellow, pink or red, hairy capsule, 3-4 x 10-13mm, pedicels absent. Red or brown seed with a red aril. December to February.|
|Habitat:||Gallery (riverine or riparian) forest, open forest, vine thicket.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, New Guinea.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea.|
|Information sources:||Cooper W. (2004) Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest., Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (2022) Glochidion apodogynum Airy Shaw. Plants of the World Online.|