Common name: Union Nut
Bouchardatia neurococca (F.Muell.) Baill. APNI*
Description: Tree to 7 m high, branchlets with dense short yellow-grey hairs.
Leaves 8–40 cm long; leaflets 3 or 5, narrow-elliptic to oblong-oblanceolate, 5.5–12 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base ± attenuate, asymmetric, oil dots distinct but sparse, upper surface dark green and glossy, lower surface yellow-grey pubescent, domatia small and hairy; petiole 2–5 cm long, lateral petiolules 1–4 mm long, terminal petiolule 5–25 mm long.
Panicles 5–10 cm long. Sepals c. 1 mm long. Petals 3–4.5 mm long, white. Ovary pubescent.
Cocci 6–10 mm long, 1–3 small undeveloped cocci often present.
Flowering: summer to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and dry rainforest, north from Lismore.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P. G. Richards
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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