Common name: Western Rosewood, Boonaree
Alectryon oleifolius subsp. canescens S.T.Reynolds APNI*
Synonyms: Heterodendrum oleifolium Desf. APNI*
Description: Small tree with new growth silky, branches and leaves usually pendent.
Leaves simple, linear to narrow-elliptic or narrow-obovate, 3–15 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate, base attenuate, margins entire, glabrous to densely hairy; petiole 5–16 mm long.
Inflorescences to 9 cm long. Petals absent.
Capsule ± obcordate, usually 2-lobed, c. 8 mm long, 10–15 mm wide; pericarp thin, crustaceous; seed black, aril red.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in semi-arid areas, west from upper Hunter Valley.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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