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Camptostemon schultzii Mast.
Kapok Mangrove

Hooker's Icon.Pl. 12:18,Tab.1119 (1872)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Mangrove shrub or tree, 2-20 m high. Fl. white, Nov to Dec or Jan to Apr. Tidal flats, along creeks.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 25 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub or tree, with glabrous or scaly stems. Leaves 40-205 mm long, 15-30 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairywith scales scales or absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 8-10 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs absent, with scales scales. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 1-2 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, indumentum present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absentwith scales scales, Sessile glands absent. Calyx 11-12 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, Sessile glands absent, scales scales present, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla white, 12-14 mm long, glabrous. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 2.2-2.7 mm long; anthers 1-1.1 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs absent, stellate hairs present, gland-tipped hairs absent; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4-4.5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Flowering time January, February, March, April, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley and Dampierland.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 11 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Dampierland, Northern Kimberley.
IBRA Subregions
Mitchell, Pindanland.
IMCRA Regions
Cambridge-Bonaparte, Canning, Kimberley.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.