Common name: bolwarra, copper laurel
Eupomatia laurina R.Br. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, branchlets often black.
Leaves oblong-elliptic, mostly 7–12 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, glabrous, upper surface shiny; petiole c. 3 mm long.
Flowers apparently axillary but usually terminal on short axillary shoots, solitary or in pairs, c. 20 mm diam. Stamens 8–10 mm long, white to cream, staminodes whitish, remaining ± erect, not concealing the longer stamens.
Berry globose to urn-shaped, 15–20 mm diam., green turning brownish.
Flowering: chiefly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in or near warmer rainforest and moist eucalypt forest on the coast and lower ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
See Bush foods of New South Wales for more information.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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