Common name: Grey Walnut
Beilschmiedia elliptica C.T.White & W.D.Francis APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m, often buttressed, bark red-brown, pustular and often with numerous depressions; buds, inflorescences and young shoots with appressed brown hairs.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 6–10 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, apex acute to bluntly acuminate, margins undulate, both surfaces glabrous or almost so, upper surface slaty-grey; secondary veins 6–10 pairs, reticulum coarse; petiole 4–8 mm long.
Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers ca 3.5 mm long, hairy.
Fruit globose, 12 mm diam., black, glaucous; ripe Feb.-Apr.
Distribution and occurrence: Found in warm-temperate rainforest on poorer sedimentary soils and in subtropical rainforest on fertile soils north from Comboyne area.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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