Common name: Gorge Laurel, Glenugie Laurel
Cryptocarya floydii Kosterm. APNI*
Description: Small tree; young growth hairy, soon becoming glabrous.
Leaves lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, mostly 3–11 cm long, 10–35 mm wide, leathery, apex acuminate; both surfaces at first minutely hairy with appressed hairs, soon glabrous, upper surface dark green and shiny, lower surface dull with translucent margins; main veins prominent on both surfaces, especially when dry, reticulum finely areolate; petiole 4–10 mm long.
Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers ca 4 mm long, greenish, pubescent.
Fruit globose, c. 12 mm diam., black; ripe Feb.-June.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry rainforest on steep rocky slopes of the gorges of the Macleay R. and Guy Fawkes R. systems and Glenugie Peak.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCi
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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