Petalostigma pubescens

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Petalostigma pubescens
Petalostigma pubescens foliage and flowers.jpg
quinine bush, Mt Archer National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Picrodendraceae
Tribe: Caletieae
Subtribe: Petalostigmatinae
Genus: Petalostigma
Species: P. pubescens
Binomial name
Petalostigma pubescens
  • Petalostigma quadriloculare var. pubescens Müll.Arg.
  • Petalostigma quadriloculare var. nigrum Ewart & O.B.Davies
  • Petalostigma nummularium Airy Shaw

Petalostigma pubescens, known as the quinine bush is a rainforest tree native to Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Northern Territory, New South Wales, Western Australia.[1] It was first described by the botanist Karel Domin in 1927.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Petalostigma pubescens Domin". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ Domin, Karel. 1927. Bibliotheca Botanica 89: 317.
  4. ^ Tropicos, Petalostigma pubescens Domin