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Common name: White Apple
Endiandra virens F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, sometimes coppice shoots at base; young growth with fawn hairs, becoming glabrous.
Leaves oblanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 6–13 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, both surfaces glabrous, upper surface moderately glossy and dark green, lower surface paler green; midrib raised and rounded on both surfaces, reticulum distinct on both surfaces but more prominent above; petiole 8–12 mm long.
Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers c. 2 mm long, cream, glabrous.
Fruit globose or depressed-globose, 40–60 mm diam., yellow to orange-red; ripe May-July. Small hard immature fruits often remain undeveloped on the branches.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical rainforest on poorer soils and at lower altitudes in warm-temperate rainforest, often along watercourses; from sea level to 1000 m alt., north from Comboyne.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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