Common name: Doughwood
Acronychia octandra (F.Muell.) T.G.Hartley APNI*
Synonyms: Melicope octandra (F.Muell.) Druce APNI*
Euodia octandra F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high, glabrous.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets narrow-obovate to oblong-elliptic, 8–22 cm long, 2–8 cm wide, apex obtuse to short-acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous and glossy, oil dots prominent and numerous; petiole 2–8 cm long, petiolules ± absent.
Panicles to 10 cm long. Sepals 2–3 mm long, pubescent. Petals greenish white, reflexed above the middle, c. 8 mm long, ± pubescent outside. Stamens 8, as long as or longer than the petals.
Fruit comprised of 4 ascending, beaked carpels, fused only at base; carpels angled, c. 4 mm long, brown; seeds shiny, brown.
Flowering: Flowers spring and summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest north from the Bellinger R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.G. Richards & G.J Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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