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Genus Karrabina Family Cunoniaceae

Description: Trees.

Leaves opposite and decussate, petiolate, digitately 3- foliolate; leaflets dentate. Stipules 4 per node, large, foliaceous, often persistent.

Inflorescence racemose; flowers bisexual, apetalous, cream to yellowish; calyx lobes 5 or 6, triangular, valvate in bud, scarcely spreading at anthesis; stamens numerous (

16–32), filaments in a single series, exserted; ovary, ribbed, with indentations corresponding to bases of filaments; gynoecium superior, ovoid–conical, densely woolly, bicarpellate and bilocular, with 2 styles; ovules 16–28(–32) per locule, in 2 rows.


Flowering: Fruits capsular, ovoid, dehiscing from the apex into 2 valves. Seeds numerous, flat, distally winged.

Distribution and occurrence:

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept:

The scientific name Karrabina is derived from the name given by Gresty (1946–1947), ‘Karabin(y)’, which is used for these trees in the Yugambeh Language Region that extends from the Logan River to the Tweed River in south-eastern Queensland.

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