Common name: White Bark
Endiandra compressa C.T.White APNI*
Description: Small to tall tree with smooth whitish bark; young growth covered with straight, appressed, fawn hairs, soon becoming glabrous.
Leaves with length to breadth ratio of between 3 and 4:1; elliptic to oblong, usually 8–15 cm long and 3–5 cm wide (juvenile leaves often to 20 cm long and 8 cm wide and with undulate margins), apex rounded or bluntly acuminate, both surfaces green and glabrous, shiny; midvein and secondary veins yellowish on the upper surface in dried leaves, secondary veins 10–12 pairs, reticulum coarsely areolate; petiole 10–20 mm long.
Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers ca 2.5 mm long, cream, finely hairy.
Fruit rounded but flattened laterally, c. 50 mm diam., black; ripe Jan.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows as large tree in subtropical rainforest, but often smaller in littoral rainforest; north from Bellinger valley; rare in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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