Common name: Coast Canthium
Cyclophyllum longipetalum S.T.Reynolds & R.J.F.Hend. APNI*
Description: Small tree or shrub to 10 m high.
Leaves obovate to elliptic, 2–10 cm long, 10–40 mm wide, apex obtuse or bluntly acuminate, venation ± visible on lower surface, upper surface deep green and dull, lower surface paler, domatia sometimes present; petiole 2–10 mm long.
Flowers in axillary clusters of 2–6; pedicels to c. 4 mm long. Calyx 1.5–2 mm long, 5-lobed. Corolla white; tube 5–9 mm long, lobes 3–4 mm long, ciliate on margins, conspicuously pubescent at top of tube. Stigma broad, peltate.
Drupe compressed-obovoid, c. 10 mm diam., red, on pedicels lengthening to 8 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mostly in littoral and subtropical rainforest, chiefly on the coast, north from Jervis Bay.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
This taxon was previously included in Canthium coprosmoides in NSW. Canthium coprosmoides found in Queensland is now known as Cyclophyllum coprosmoides.
Text by modified by P.D. Hind
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