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Genus Davidsonia Family Cunoniaceae

Description: Small to medium-sized trees.

Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, with terminal leaflet much larger than lateral ones, rachis winged, margins of leaflets and winged rachis toothed; stipules conspicuous, broad-ovate, palmately veined.

Inflorescences paniculate, axillary amongst the leaves or cauliflorous. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, small. Sepals 4 or 5, fused at the base, pinkish red, pubescent. Petals absent. Stamens 8–10, alternating with nectaries. Ovary superior, 2-locular, carpels 2 with distinct styles; several ovules in each loculus.

Fruit drupaceous, plum-like, pruinose, flesh deep red; seeds mostly 2, flattened.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 or 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Leaves mostly more than 35 cm long, with irritant hairs below, leaflets mostly more than 10; fruit more or less obovoidDavidsonia jerseyana
Leaves usually less than 30 cm long, more or less glabrous, leaflets mostly less than 10; fruit depressed-globoseDavidsonia johnsonii

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