Alectryon forsythii (Maiden & Betche) Radlk. APNI*
Synonyms: Nephelium forsythii Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Bushy shrub or small tree with branchlets and peduncles pubescent to glabrescent.
Leaves paripinnate, 4–10 cm long; leaflets 2 or rarely 4, ± elliptic, 3–8 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, apex obtuse to shortly acuminate and apiculate, base attenuate, margins entire, upper surface dark green and glabrous, lower surface greyish green, glabrous or sparsely hairy, reticulum prominent and raised when dry; petiole 1–4 cm long, petiolules 3–10 mm long.
Panicles 3–7 cm long. Petals absent.
Capsule compressed, mostly 2-lobed, 8–10 mm long, 15–20 mm wide, glabrous; seed black, aril red.
Distribution and occurrence: in vine thickets and dry rainforest in dry rocky gorges on the escarpment from Nundle to Guy Fawkes R., also near Currabubula.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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