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Bridelia exaltata F.Muell.
Family Phyllanthaceae
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.

Calyx c. 2 mm long. Petals shorter than the calyx.

Fruit c. 8 mm diam., yellow, mostly 2-seeded; ripe Mar.-July.


Distribution and occurrence: in moist and dry rainforest from sea-level to 600 m, north from Seal Rocks.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***



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