Common name: Eastern Leatherwood, Pinkwood, Plumwood, Stinkwood
Eucryphia moorei F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree or tall shrub with numerous epicormic shoots arising from the swollen base of the trunk.
Leaves pinnate, mostly 5–15 cm long; leaflets usually 5–13 but often reduced to 3 on flowering branches, ± oblong, 1–7 cm long, mostly 5–15 mm wide, margins entire, lamina leathery, upper surface dark green and ± glabrous, lower surface white-tomentose; petiole 10–30 mm long; lateral leaflets sessile, terminal petiolule 5–10 mm long; stipules 5–8 mm long.
Bracts c. 10 mm below the flower. Calyptra 5–8 mm long. Petals 10–15 mm long, white. Stamens 8–10 mm long.
Capsule oblong or ovoid, 8–15 mm long, hairy.
Distribution and occurrence: Common in warm-temperate rainforest and often the dominant in cool-temperate rainforest, from near Bulli Pass south to Vic., often in gullies.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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