Common name: Silver Leaf
Argophyllum nullumense R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 7 m high, young branches and lower surface of leaves silky with short silvery hairs.
Leaves narrow-elliptic, 5–15 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margins entire or toothed, upper surface dark green and glabrous, lower surface silvery-silky; petiole 5–15 mm long.
Panicles terminal and longer than the leaves or axillary and shorter than the leaves. Calyx teeth c. 1 mm long. Petals c. 3 mm long, yellow.
Capsule ± globose, c. 4 mm diam., mostly 3-valved.
Distribution and occurrence: In the Nightcap, Tweed and McPherson Ranges.
Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCa
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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