Acronychia parviflora facts for kids
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Acronychia parviflora is a species of shrub or small rainforest tree that is endemic to north-eastern Queensland. It has simple, egg-shaped to elliptical leaves, flowers arranged singly or in small groups in leaf axils and fleshy, more or less spherical fruit.
Acronychia parviflora is a shrub or tree that typically grows to a height of 8 m (26 ft) and has cylindrical or slightly compressed stems. The leaves are simple, mostly 30–100 mm (1.2–3.9 in) long and 14–45 mm (0.55–1.77 in) wide on a petiole 5–15 mm (0.20–0.59 in) long. The flowers are arranged singly or in small groups 5–11 mm (0.20–0.43 in) long in leaf axils, each flower on a pedicel 0.5–2 mm (0.020–0.079 in) long. The four sepals are about 1 mm (0.039 in) wide, the four petals 2.5–3.5 mm (0.098–0.138 in) long with a small hook on the tip, and the eight stamens alternate in length. Flowering and fruiting occurs in most months and the fruit is a fleshy drupe 7–8 mm (0.28–0.31 in) long and more or less spherical.
Acronychia parviflora was first formally described in 1933 by Cyril Tenison White in the journal, Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.
Distribution and habitat
This acronychia grows in rainforest between Mount Lewis and Tully Falls, at altitudes between 200 and 1,350 m (660 and 4,430 ft) in tropical north Queensland.
This species is classified as of "least concern" under the Queensland Government Nature Conservation Act 1992.
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