Common name: silver quandong, white quandong, brown hearted quandong, brownheart, mountain beech, Mowbullan whitewood, pigeonberry ash, white beech, whitewood
Elaeocarpus kirtonii F.Muell. ex F.M.Bailey APNI*
Synonyms: Elaeocarpus reticulatus var. kirtonii (F.M.Bailey) Ewart & Jean White APNI*
Description: Medium-sized to large buttressed tree with pale smooth bark.
Leaves 1-foliolate, lamina narrow-elliptic to narrow-oblong, 7–20 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, ± glabrous; margins regularly toothed; secondary veins usually > 15 pairs, small domatia regularly present; petiole 15–50 mm long.
Racemes usually ramiflorous, mostly 6–10 cm long; pedicels 8–10 mm long. Petals 10 mm long, each divided into c. 24 linear lobes, white. Stamens 25–30, anther awned.
Fruit ovoid, 10–12 mm long, pale blue.
Distribution and occurrence: In subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest in coastal ranges north of Milton.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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