Common name: Davidson's Plum, Davidson plum
Davidsonia jerseyana (F.Muell. ex F.M.Bailey) G.J.Harden & J.B.Williams APNI*
Description: Slender tree to 10 m high, with few branches, each bearing a tuft of leaves, ± covered with irritant hairs.
Leaves mostly 35–60 cm long; leaflets 11–17, mostly oblong to oblanceolate, mostly 6–30 cm long, 3–10 cm wide, margins toothed, teeth of different sizes; upper surface ± glabrous; petiole 5–20 cm long, petiolules 1–2 mm long.
Panicles clustered, cauliflorous, 4–10 cm long.
Fruit ± obovoid, 3–5 cm long, c. 4 cm diam., blue-black, sparsely covered with golden-brown hairs. Fruit ripe Apr.–Oct.
Distribution and occurrence: Confined to subtropical rainforest in coastal areas from the Brunswick R. to the Tweed Valley; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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