Common name: Black Plum, Yellow Persimmon, Grey Plum
Diospyros australis (R.Br.) Hiern APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree.
Leaves oblong to elliptic, 3–10 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, apex obtuse to bluntly pointed, thick and tough, upper surface green and shiny, lower surface glabrous or sparsely hairy, pale yellowish green and dull, venation obscure; petiole 2–5 mm long.
Flowers 4-merous. Male flowers clustered, female flowers 1–3 together. Fruiting calyx enlarged, not cupular.
Fruit glabrous, 10–15 mm diam., yellowish turning red and black; fruits winter.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in warmer rainforest; north from Batemans Bay.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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