Common name: Blue Quandong, Blue Fig, Silver Quandong
Elaeocarpus grandis F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Large tree.
Leaves simple, lamina usually oblong-elliptic, mostly 8–19 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, ± glabrous, margins regularly toothed; small domatia present, numerous; petiole 10–20 mm long.
Racemes often 1-sided, ramiflorous, 6–10 cm long; pedicels 10–15 mm long. Petals 15 mm long, each divided into 5 primary lobes and each lobe further divided into 2 or 3 linear lobes, greenish white. Stamens c. 70., anther awned.
Fruit globose, 20–30 mm diam., blue, stone deeply sculptured.
Distribution and occurrence: Common in riverine and lowland subtropical rainforest on alluvium and along streams; north from the Nambucca R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
This taxon is sometimes included in the widespread tropical species E. angustifolius Blume.
Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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