Common name: White Aspen, Yellow Wood
Acronychia oblongifolia (A.Cunn. ex Hook.) Endl. ex Heynh. APNI*
Description: Shrub to medium-sized tree to 27 m high, glabrous.
Leaves usually 1-foliolate, lamina obovate or narrow- to oblong-elliptic, 4–12 cm long, 1.4–4.5 cm wide, apex obtuse to bluntly acute and usually notched, base cuneate to attenuate, glabrous, oil dots numerous and obvious; petiole 7–30 mm long.
Inflorescences few-flowered, 2–6 cm long. Sepals 0.5–1 mm long. Petals 5–7 mm long, creamy-white.
Fruit globose to depressed-globose, 8–12 mm diam., with apical tuft of hairs, mostly 4-lobed, white.
Flowering: mainly autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in all types of warmer rainforest and on their margins, also in regrowth rainforest, widespread in coastal districts and west to the upper Hunter Valley.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by P.G. Richards & G.J Harden
Taxon concept: T.G. Hartley (1974)
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