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Dischidia major
(Vahl) Merr.
Rattle Skulls
An epiphytic plant from the North Queensland rainforests.This plant has  2 types of leaves - the large ones are inhabited by ants.

    Dischidia major Dischidia major
   
Description: Leaves - large and small Description: Leaves
    Location: Chilli Beach, Iron Range National Park, North Queensland Location: Marrdja Boardwalk, Daintree, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:N/A GGPS coordinates: 16˚ 08.3870E, 145˚26.3530S
    Date:24 September 2007 Date:12 October 2008
    Field No.:U215 Field No.:U216
       
    Dischidia major Dischidia major
   
    Description: Plant Description: Leaves - large and small
    Location: Possession Island,Torres Strait Location: Marrdja Boardwalk, Daintree, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates: 16˚ 08.3870E, 145˚26.3530S
    Date:15 November 2007 Date:18 September 2011
    Field No.:U217 Field No.:U218
       
    Dischidia major Dischidia major
   
    Description: Plant Description: Leaves - large and small
    Location: Chilli Beach, Iron Range National Park, North Queensland Location: Lake Bronto, Cape York, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates: 10˚46.231S 142˚34.010E
    Date:24 September 2007 Date:9 June 2013
    Field No.:U215 Field No.:2120
       
       

 

References (accessed 1 January 2017):

http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Dischidia_major.htm

Forster, P.I. & Liddle, D.J. in Orchard, A.E., (Ed) (1996) Flora of Australia 28: 237-242

 

 

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