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Species profile—Eucryphia wilkiei (Wilkie's leatherwood)


Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → CunoniaceaeEucryphia wilkiei (Wilkie's leatherwood)

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Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Eucryphia wilkiei B.Hyland
Common name
Wilkie's leatherwood
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Back on Track (BoT) status
Conservation significant
Pest status
Short Notes
dup-Wilkie-no number-Bartle Frere-Isotype
Eucryphia wilkiei is a shrub growing 3-4m tall and has a dense rounded crown. The leaves are arranged opposite along the stems and are either in one piece or composed of 2-3 leaflets (rarely 5), on stalks 5mm long. The leaves are elliptic-oblong to lance-shaped, 19-43mm long and 3-12mm wide. Young leaves are covered in silky hairs. Mature leaves are glossy green above with a depressed mid-vein and the venation on the underside is distinctly visible.
The flowers grow on stalks to 10mm long, arising from where a leaf joins the stem. The flowers have four broadly ovate-shaped petals, each is 12-15mm long with a round tip. The outer parts surrounding the base of the flower are overlapping, the outer two sepals densely woolly. The woody seed capsules are about 10mm long and have 7-9 valves which are hairy on the back. The seeds are shiny dark brown and 3.5mm long by 1.5mm wide. (Forster & Hyland 1997; DEWHA 2008)
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Eucryphia wilkiei is only found at Mount Bartle Frere in north-eastern Queensland. (DEWHA 2008; Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-17.4031868, 145.8216595
-17.4034534, 145.8219315
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Eucryphia wilkiei grows among large granite boulders in microphyll vine thicket, at altitudes of 1200-1400m above sea level. (DEWHA 2008)
Contributors: Ailsa Holland, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008). Eucryphia wilkiei in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Accessed 30/09/2008.
Forster, P.I. & Hyland, B.P.M. (1997). Two new species of Eucryphia Cav. (Cunoniaceae) from Queensland. Austrobaileya 4(4): 590-592.
Herbrecs (2008). Eucryphia wilkiei, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 30/09/2008.
Profile author
Ailsa Holland (27/01/2009)

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Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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23 October 2019
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