Common name: red apple
Acmena ingens (F.Muell. ex C.Moore) Guymer & B.Hyland APNI*
Synonyms: Acmena australis (C.Moore) L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Acmena brachyandra (Maiden & Betche) Merr. & L.M.Perry APNI*
Description: Medium-sized to tall tree with smooth to flaky bark; young branchlets reddish.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblong, 6–18 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, apex acute, base attenuate, glabrous, upper surface glossy, lower surface paler; lateral veins numerous, intramarginal vein distinct; oil glands sparse and often obscure in thick leaves; petiole 2–8 mm long, reddish.
Panicles terminal. Flowers usually 5-merous. Petals ± oblong, 1–2 mm long, margins irregular. Stamens c. 1 mm long.
Fruit globose to obovoid, 25–30 mm long, 15–25 m diam., dark pink to red.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical rainforest, north from Casino.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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