Burbidge, N.T. (1965) Australian Journal of Botany 13: 115. Common name
White Dragon Tree; Vegetable Humming Bird; Swamp Corkwood; Dragon Tree; Dragon Flower Tree Stem
Bark pale and corky. Leaves
Petiole and compound leaf axis grooved or channelled on the upper surface. Leaflet blades about 20-30 x 5-11 mm, aristate at the apex. Stipules +/- triangular, about 7-8 mm long, broad at the base but tapering to a point at the apex. Filiform stipels present at the base of the leaflet stalks.
nflorescences shorter than the leaves. Flowers large, calyx about 20-25 mm long, lobes about 5 mm long. Petals variable, distinctly clawed, larger petals about 90-100 mm long. Stamens 10, the filaments of nine stamens fused to form a tube open on one side, one stamen free. Ovary glabrous, stalked, containing numerous ovules.
Cotyledons obovate, about 18-20 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades oblong or obovate, glabrous, apex obtuse or mucronate, base cuneate; petiole and rhachis of compound leaf glabrous; stipules narrowly linear-triangular. Seed germination time 5 to 6 days. Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in WA and NT, perhaps extending into CYP. Altitudinal range small, from sea level to 100 m. Grows in rain forest and similar closed forests or swampy sites particularly on heavy clay soils. Synonyms Agati formosum F.Muell., Fragm. 2: 88(1860), Type: Fitzmaurice River, Oct. 1855, F. Mueller: lecto: MEL 1336. Sesbania grandiflora Poir., : (). RFK Code 900
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