Common name: Koda, Silky Ash, Churnwood
Ehretia acuminata var. acuminata R.Br. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high, often ± deciduous, mostly glabrous; bark grey, smooth.
Leaves ovate to elliptic; lamina 8–15 cm long, mostly 2.5–5.5 cm wide, apex acuminate, margins toothed, lamina glabrous, veins pinnate to arcuate; petiole 12–25 mm long.
Inflorescence a many-flowered panicle. Calyx glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Corolla c. 5 mm long and 6 mm diam., white; lobes 1.5–2 mm long. Anthers exserted. Ovary 4-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; style exserted.
Drupe with 2 pyrenes, 5–7 mm diam., orange to yellow.
Distribution and occurrence: north from Bega district and west to the upper Hunter Valley.
Grows in warmer rainforest, especially near the margins or in disturbed areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
|The single variety in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.|
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