Common name: Veiny Wilkiea
Wilkiea huegeliana (Tul.) A.DC. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree.
Leaves oblong to elliptic, often narrowly so, 6–15 cm long, 1–5 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 6–10 mm long.
Male flowers 2–3 mm diam. with only the outer pair of perianth lobes duplicated inside; stamens c. 8; female flowers 3–4 mm diam., receptacle and carpels hairy.
Fruiting receptacle 7–12 mm diam., carpels 20–30.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in all types of rainforest except cool-temperate rainforest; widespread on the coast and ranges, north from the Beecroft Peninsula with an old record for Mt Dromedary.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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