Common name: Brush Ironbark, Scrub Ironbark, Grey Birch, Brown Birch
Bridelia exaltata F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Bridelia exaltata F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Small to large tree with bark dark brown and coarsely fissured; glabrous.
Leaves ovate to ± oblong, 5–12 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, margins entire, undulate; upper surface dark green, lower surface pale greyish green; secondary veins prominent on both surfaces; petiole 3–5 mm long, finely hairy.
Flowers: calyx c. 2 mm long; petals shorter than the calyx.
Fruit c. 8 mm diam., yellow, mostly 2-seeded; ripe March-July.
Distribution and occurrence: north from Seal Rocks.
Grows in moist and dry rainforest from sea-level to 600 m.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Bridelia was formerly placed in Euphorbiaceae.
Text by T.A. James & G.J. Harden, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1: 393 (1990), in Euphorbiaceae.
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)
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