Common name: ribbonwood, blush cudgerie, chinaman's cedar, pink poplar
Euroschinus falcatus Hook.f. APNI*
Description: Small to medium-sized tree, branchlets pubescent to glabrous.
Leaves 12–30 cm long; leaflets mostly 4–10, opposite to alternate and without a true terminal one, 3.5–10 cm long, 15–40 mm wide, apex acuminate, base obtuse, asymmetric with curved midvein, upper surface glossy, both surfaces ± glabrous, sometimes with hairy domatia on lower surface (handlens needed); petiole 3–15 cm long, petiolules 5–12 mm long.
Panicles 5–15 cm long, pubescent. c. 3 mm long, white to pink.
Drupe obliquely ellipsoid to ovoid, 6–8 mm long, purple-black.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal rainforest, often on the margins with sclerophyll forest; north from Jervis Bay, but more common in northern coastal districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
The variety Euroschinus falcatus var. angustifolia grows in Queensland, north of Monto, Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus grows in New South Wales and Queensland. The difference between varieties is that var. angustifolia has narrower leaves.
Text by M. J. Taylor
|N.S.W. occurrences are: var. falcatus|
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