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Denhamia pittosporoides F.Muell.
Family Celastraceae
Denhamia pittosporoides F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Shrub or tree to 7 m high, sometimes multistemmed.

Leaves oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, rarely oblong-obovate or oblanceolate, subcoriaceous, discolorous; lamina mostly 2.5–11 cm long, 0.4–2.5 cm wide, base cuneate or attenuate, margin serrate to almost entire, apex acute or obtuse, secondary veins 6–10 pairs; petiole 3–11 mm long.

Inflorescence many-flowered, 1–4 cm long; pedicels c. 1 mm long. Sepals more or less semicircular, concave, slightly erose, c. 1.5 mm long. Petals ovate, c. 2.5 mm long. Staminal filaments c. 1.5 mm long. Ovary partly immersed in disc, 3–5-locular, with 2(or 4) ovules per locule; style 1–1.3 mm long; stigmas 3–5.

Capsule depressed-globular or slightly obovoid, often obtusely 3–5-angular, 12–15 mm long, 20–24 mm wide. Seed almost completely enveloped in aril.


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Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in north eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by B.J. Conn (2004)
Taxon concept: L.W. Jessup (1984)

One subspecies in NSW : Denhamia pittosporoides subsp. pittosporoides

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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