Common name: Peach Bush
Ehretia membranifolia R.Br. APNI*
Description: Tall shrub or small tree, 3–12 m high, ± glabrous; bark pale grey, smooth, shed in thin, hard flakes.
Leaves lanceolate to narrow-ovate; lamina 3.5–9 cm long, mostly 1–2 cm wide, apex obtuse to acute, margins entire, lamina glabrous, veins oblique; petiole 5–20 mm long.
Inflorescence an open, dichotomously branched cyme. Calyx pubescent. Corolla c. 2 mm long and 3 mm diam., yellow-green; lobes 1–1.5 mm long. Anthers exserted. Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus; style exserted.
Drupe with 2–4 pyrenes, c. 3 mm diam., red.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry rainforest or scrubs, or woodland on rocky outcrops; north from Gunnedah district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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