Common name: Hollywood, Diamond-leaf Pittosporum
Auranticarpa rhombifolia (A.Cunn. ex Hook.) L.W.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford APNI*
Synonyms: Pittosporum rhombifolium A.Cunn. ex Hook. APNI*
Description: Small to medium tree, 13–30 m high, canopy narrow, almost glabrous throughout.
Seedling and adult leaves alternate or clustered at end of branches, angular-obovate to rhombic. 86–120 mm long, 35–70 mm wide, glabrous; margin flat or up-turned, sinuate, especially distally (teeth rounded); apex rounded, but with drip tip 10 mm long; petiole 15–25 mm long.
Inflorescence a dense, terminal, many-flowered, branched corymb. Sepals 1–2 mm long, yellow; margin minutely ciliate. Petals 5–6 mm long, cream-colured to white. Ovary longitudinally ridged, hairy.
Capsule pear-shaped, 5–10 mm long, 5–8 mm diameter (stipe 2 mm long), orange-yellow, smooth, ± glabrous, yellowish; seeds usually 1 per locule, rarely more, black.
Flowering: Flowers mostly Summer, but as early as Spring and as late as Mar.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in well-drained near-coastal situations in rainforest and dry vine scrub, occasionally in drier woodland; north from Alstonville district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B.J. Conn
Taxon concept: L.W. Crayzer, M.D. Crisp & I.R.H. Telford (2000)
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