Alangium villosum (Blume) Wangerin APNI*
Synonyms: Alangium polyosmoides APNI*
Description: Small tree to 20 m high; branches glabrous or sparsely hairy.
Leaves lanceolate to oblong, mostly 4–15 cm longand 2–4 cm wide, but often larger on juvenile plants, apex 1 acuminate, base often asymmetric, upper surface greenish yellow and 1 glabrous, lower sur face paler and softly hairy; venation prominent on lower surface, tertiary veins 1 transverse; numerous pit-like domatia along primary and secondary veins; petiole 5–20 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy.
Inflorescences 6–10-flowered, appressed hairy. Calyx c. 1 mm long, hairy. Petals 4–6, 12–15 mm long, cream to yellowish, hairy. Stamens as many as petals. Ovary 1-locular.
Drupe ellipsoid to ovoid, 12–16 mm long, 5–10 mm diam., black when ripe, ribbed, crowned by disc and calyx.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal subtropical and dry rainforest, north from Newcastle.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K.D. Hill
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