Common name: smooth Davidson's plum
Davidsonia johnsonii J.B.Williams & G.J.Harden APNI*
Description: Bushy tree, mostly 5–12 m high, with dense crowns, young growth covered with soft, non-irritant hairs; freely suckering from roots.
Leaves usually 12–30 cm long; leaflets commonly 5–9, obovate to oblanceolate, mostly 2–15 cm long, 1.5–6 cm wide, margins evenly toothed; ± glabrous, sometimes finely hairy along veins; petiole 3–7 cm long.
Panicles amongst the leaves, 15–20 cm long.
Fruit 3–4 cm long, 3–5 cm diam., purplish black, ± glabrous; seeds usually infertile. Fruit ripe Jan.–Apr.
Distribution and occurrence: in disturbed subtropical rainforest or on the margin with wet sclerophyll forest; from the Broken Head district to the Currumbin valley in SE Qld; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
Text by G. J. Harden
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