Catalepidia

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Catalepidia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Catalepidia
P.H. Weston
Species: C. heyana
Binomial name
Catalepidia heyana
(F.M.Bailey) P.H.Weston
Synonyms

Helicia heyana F.M.Bailey Macadamia heyana (F.M.Bailey) Sleumer

Catalepidia is a genus of a sole described species of medium-sized trees, constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae.[1] The species Catalepidia heyana grows naturally only in a restricted mountain region (endemic) of the wet tropics rain forests of north-eastern Queensland, Australia.[2] Common names include Hey's nut or Hey's nut oak.[3]

The species was formally scientifically described by Frederick Manson Bailey in 1901 based on plant material collected from Palm Camp at Mount Bellenden Ker. Bailey placed the new species in the genus Helicia, and named it Helicia heyana. In 1955 the species was transferred to the genus Macadamia by Dutch botanist Hermann Sleumer and finally to the newly erected genus Catalepidia by Peter Weston in 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Catalepidia". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Catalepidia heyana". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
  3. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Catalepidia heyana". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 5 April 2013.

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