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Elaeocarpus costatus M.Taylor
Family Elaeocarpaceae
Elaeocarpus costatus M.Taylor APNI*

Description: Tree to c. 8 m tall.

Leaves with petiole 1–1.5 cm long with an evident basal pulvinus; lamina lanceolate-elliptic, 6–9 cm long, 2.5–3 cm broad, acute at base and apex, crenate-dentate and each tooth apiculate when young, raised reticulate; primary veins 3 or 4 on each side of midrib, with evident domatia in axils of lower veins below.

Inflorescence axillary, c. 3 cm long, 8–10-flowered; flowers pendant. Sepals 5, narrowly lanceolate, 5–6 mm long, finely appressed tomentose dorsally. Petals 5, 8 mm long, white, apically fimbriate. Stamens numerous, 4–5 mm long; anthers linear with 2, long, apiculate appendages. Ovary conical, 2–2.5 mm long, villous; style apiculate, 4 mm long.

Drupe ovoid, 2 cm long, blue when ripe.


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Flowering: Flowers mid February–March

Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe Island. Rare, found at all altitudes in the southern part of the Island.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
AVH map***

Text by P.S. Green (1949)
Taxon concept: P.S. Green (1949)


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