Common name: brush poison tree, scrub poison tree, brown birch
Excoecaria dallachyana (Baill.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 15 m high.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, lamina mostly 3–8 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, glabrous, thin, margins mostly regularly toothed or crenate, apex drawn out to a blunt point, secondary veins prominent; petiole 10–20 mm long, 2 glands near apex.
Male flowers in slender spikes 2–3 cm long; female flowers in spreading panicles. Flowers yellow-brown.
Capsule 6–10 mm diam.; ripe Feb.-Apr.
Distribution and occurrence: In dry or riverine rainforest; north from the Richomond R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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