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Common name: Blueberry Ash, Ash Quandong, Blue Olive berry, Fairy Petticoats, Fringe Tree, Koda, Lily of the valley Tree, Scrub Ash
Elaeocarpus reticulatus Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree.
Leaves 1-foliolate, lamina oblong-elliptic, mostly 5–13 cm long, sometimes to 15 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, ± glabrous, margins regularly toothed; small domatia present; venation prominently reticulate on both surfaces; petiole 5–20 mm long.
Racemes borne amongst the leaves, mostly 5–8 cm long; pedicels 4–8 mm long. Petals c. 8 mm long, each divided into 7–10 linear lobes, usually white, occasionally pink. Stamens 13–15, anthers awned.
Fruit ovoid to globose, c. 12 mm long, blue.
Distribution and occurrence: Mostly in gullies or along watercourses, often in tall eucalypt forest or in or near rainforest, from sea-level to the ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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