Camptostemon schultzii Mast. Kapok Mangrove
Hooker's Icon.Pl. 12:18,Tab.1119 (1872)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 25 September 1996

Mangrove shrub or tree, 2-20 m high. Fl. white, Nov to Dec or Jan to Apr. Tidal flats, along creeks.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Dampierland, Northern Kimberley.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell, Pindanland.

IMCRA Regions: Canning, Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrub or tree. Stems glabrous or scaly. Leaves 40-205 mm long, 15-30 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum presentwith scales; 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, 8-10 mm long; indumentum present, with scales. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 1-2 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, indumentum presentwith scales. Calyx orange (?), 11-12 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, scales present. Corolla white, 12-14 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 2.2-2.7 mm long; anthers 1-1.1 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4-4.5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time January, February, March, April, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley or Dampierland.