Elaeocarpus coorangooloo (Elaeocarpaceae)

Elaeocarpus coorangooloo

Also known as the Brown Quandong or Coorangooloo Quandong, this tree has a most interesting disjunct distribution with populations up to over 200km apart. It is found only in Mt Windsor, then the Atherton Tableland and then in Paluma. There was once an individual that could be easily admired near an old bridge just before entering the town of Atherton.

Elaeocarpus coorangooloo

Elaeocarpus coorangooloo

Elaeocarpus coorangooloo

The leaves are somewhat leathery and possesses domatia at the lateral vein-midrib junctions, but not on all leaves. I look forward to seeing some fruits.

Elaeocarpus coorangooloo

Elaeocarpus coorangooloo
Domatia on the leaf underside


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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