Common name: Jackwood
Cryptocarya glaucescens R.Br. APNI*
Description: Medium-sized tree, sometimes buttressed, bark brown and ± scaly; young growth covered with appressed, fawn hairs, soon becoming glabrous.
Leaves oblong-elliptic to elliptic, only rarely ovate, usually 5–13 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, apex shortly narrowed to a blunt point, upper surface green and shiny, lower surface ashy-grey, often blotchy, glabrous at maturity; midrib broad and yellowish, secondary veins somewhat curved, not extending to near margin, reticulum finely areolate; petiole 6–12 mm long.
Panicles shorter, or scarcely longer than leaves. Flowers ca 3 mm long, yellowish.
Fruit depressed-globose, 10–15 mm long, 12–20 mm diam., longitudinally ribbed, black; ripe Mar.-June.
Distribution and occurrence: Common in all types of warmer rainforest from sea level to 1000m alt., especially on poorer sedimentary soils; north from Mt Dromedary.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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