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Common name: Hard Corkwood
Endiandra sieberi Nees APNI*
Description: Small to medium-sized tree with hard corky bark.
Leaves sometimes ± opposite, narrow-elliptic, 5–10 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, tough, both surfaces glabrous, glossy, margins yellowish; midrib flattened on lower surface, yellowish, reticulum finely areolate, conspicuous on both surfaces but not raised; domatia absent; petiole 5–8 mm long, reddish when fresh.
Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers c. 2 mm long, finely hairy.
Fruit ovoid, c. 20 mm long, black; ripe Mar.-Aug.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in all types of warmer rainforest and in eucalypt forest on the coast and ranges, especially common in littoral rainforest; north from Murramarang N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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