Corokia whiteana L.S.Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 4 m high, new growth covered with scattered T-shaped hairs, ± glabrescent with age; branchlets with prominent leaf scars.
Leaves oblong-lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, mostly 2–7 cm long, 6–20 mm wide, apex tapering, base cuneate, margins entire or sometimes with 1–3 coarse teeth, lamina soft and thin, upper surface sprinkled with T-shaped hairs, lower surface paler, lateral veins faint, finer veins invisible; petiole 2–5 mm long.
Flowers scented; pedicels 3–8 mm long. Sepals c. 2.5 mm long. Petals usually 4, c. 5 mm long, creamy.
Drupe ovoid, 8–12 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., red, crowned by persistent calyx.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in warm-temperate rainforest on poorer soils; rare, known only from the Nightcap Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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