Common name: Lilly Pilly, Midjuburi (Cadigal)
Acmena smithii (Poir.) Merr. & L.M.Perry APNI*
Synonyms: Syzygium smithii (Poir.) Nied. APNI*
Description: Shrubs or trees with smooth to slightly flaky bark; twigs often 4-angled or shortly 4-winged, bark on older stems cracking longitudinally.
Leaves varying in shape from narrow-lanceolate to broad-ovate or elliptic, mostly 3–11 cm long and 1–5 cm wide, apex acuminate and usually with a narrow rounded tip, base cuneate, glabrous, upper surface glossy to dull, lower surface paler; lateral veins numerous and ± distinct, intramarginal vein evident; oil glands usually numerous and conspicuous; petiole 2–9 mm long.
Panicles terminal. Petals ± circular, irregular in shape, 1–1.5 mm long, ± cohering. Stamens 1–3 mm long.
Fruit globose, 8–20 mm diam., white to purple.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in rainforest, from the coast to ranges, often along watercourses.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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