Deciduous tree, 5-15 m high, trunk bottle-shaped. Fl. white-cream, Dec or Jan to May. Sandy & loamy soils.
Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.
IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions: Fitzroy Trough, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Victoria Bonaparte P1.
IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Halls Creek, Wyndham-East Kimberley.
Tree. Stems hairy. Leaves 75-110 mm long, 20-55 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairs and scales absent (leaves quite glabrous); stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, (20-)30 mm long; glabrous. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx green, 5.5-6.5 mm long, the lobes free, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present. Corolla white or cream, 68-130 mm long, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 45-115 mm long; anthers 1.8-3 mm long. Staminodes absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs present; style 1, 50-110 mm long, with five style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Fruits indehiscent and not splitting into sections (drupes), length-width ratio at least 1.5 times as long as wide, hairs and scales absent; apex rounded; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines absent; calyx deciduous before maturity; carpels 5; seeds per loculus ≥5. Flowering time January, February, March, April, May or December. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte, Central Kimberley, Dampierland or Ord-Victorian-Plain.
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