Common name: Broad-leaved Leopard Tree, Leopard Ash
Flindersia collina F.M.Bailey APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high, outer bark shed in oval flakes leaving shallow depressions; branchlets, leaves and inflorescences glabrous to scaly and stellate-hairy.
Leaves ± opposite, imparipinnate; rachis and petiole winged, especially in young and coppice growth; leaflets 3–7, ± sessile, obovate to broad-obovate or elliptic, 2–9 cm long, 1–4.7 cm wide, apex rounded to emarginate, base attenuate to obtuse, upper surface glossy green, lower surface paler and dull, oil dots faint; leaflets ± sessile.
Inflorescences terminal, spreading, to 17 cm long. Sepals c. 1 mm long, hairy. Petals 4–5 mm long, white, ± hairy.
Capsule woody, 2.8–5 cm long, valves separating fully; seeds 1.5–2.5 cm long, winged at both ends.
Flowering: mainly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry rainforest north from Toonumbar, upper Richmond R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: T.G. Hartley (1969)
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