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Species profile—Sannantha papillosa

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Myrtaceae
Scientific name
Sannantha papillosa (A.R.Bean) Peter G.Wilson
WildNet taxon ID
31848
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Sannantha papillosa is a shrub to 1.5 m high. The bark is grey and persistent, scaly to fibrous. The petioles are about 1 mm long, lamina obovate, 8 to 11.5 mm long by 2.2 to 3.8 mm wide, they are a similar colour on both surfaces, the oil glands are prominent, especially on the lower surface, about 0.5 mm apart. The apex is obtuse or acute. The inflorescence is axillary with the peduncles 10 to 12.5 mm long. The corolla (petals) is up to 9 mm across, the individual petals are orbicular, 2.5 to 3 mm by 2.5 by 3 mm and are white in colour. There are 11 to 14 stamens in groups of 1 to 4 opposite the calyx lobes. The fruit is hemispherical, about 1.5 by 3 mm, the valves are broad and somewhat woody, slightly exerted. The seeds are discoid, about 0.8 mm long, brown with flat sides and rounded backs and are finely reticulate (Bean, 1999; Wilson et al., 2007).
Sannantha papillosa is very closely related to S. tozerensis, but differs by its flower stipes, 2 to 3.5 mm long (3.5 to 5 mm for S. tozerensis), petals 2.5 to 3 mm in diameter (3 to 3.5 mm for S. tozerensis, fruits 1.5 mm long and 3 mm in diameter (2 mm long by 4 mm diameter in S. tozerensis), and the mostly narrower leaves (2.2 to 3.8 m wide, compared to 3 to 6.5 mm for S. tozerensis) (Bean, 1999).
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Distribution
Sannantha papillosa occurs in three locations: on Frederick Peak and in Bowling Green Bay National Park south of Townsville, and from Sydney Heads, Homevale National Park, west of Mackay (Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Distributional limits
-19.2734499, 146.6336111
-21.4092907, 148.5794501
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
Sannantha papillosa is confined to shrubland on outcrops of granite-like rocks, on skeletal soil, and is associated with shrubs such as Leptospermum brachyandrum, Leptospermum petersonii subsp. lanceolatum, Corymbia trachyphloia and Melaleuca pearsonii (Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Reproduction
Sannantha papillosa flowers have been recorded in January, fruits from February to July (Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Status notes
Sannantha papillosa is listed as Endangered under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992
Notes
The species was previously known as Babingtonia papillosa.
References
Bean, A.R. (1999). A revision of the Babingtonia virgata (J.R.Forst. and G.Forst.) F.Muell. Complex (Myrtaceae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 5 (2): 169-170.
Queensland Herbarium (2012). Specimen label information. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 20/03/2012.
Wilson, P.G., Heslewood, M.M. and Quinn, C.J. (2007). Re-evaluation of the genus Babingtonia (Myrtaceae) in eastern Australia and New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany 20 (4): 315.
Profile author
Ronald Booth (28/05/2012)

Other resources

The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=31848

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

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Last updated
7 September 2021
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