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Common name: rose walnut, domatia tree
Endiandra discolor Benth. APNI*
Description: Medium-sized to large buttressed tree, bark brown or greyish brown, smooth but becoming rough on older trees; young growth covered with straight, appressed, fawn hairs.
Leaves elliptic to ovate, 4–10 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, firm-textured, apex obtuse to bluntly acuminate, upper surface green and glossy, lower surface ashy-green and covered in short, straight, appressed hairs; lamina often 3-veined from near base, reticulum finely areolate and prominent on both surfaces; domatia prominent, mostly 1–5, reniform; petiole 5–10 mm long.
Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers ca 2 mm long, hairy.
Fruit ovoid to oblong, 15–20 mm long, black; ripe Mar.
Distribution and occurrence: Found in warmer rainforest, often on poorer soils or on alluvial flats near streams; north from Gosford area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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