Common name: Cudgerie, Bumpy Ash, Southern Silver Ash
Flindersia schottiana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 50 m high, trunk usually with scattered burls or bumps; branchlets, leaves and inflorescences glabrous to stellate-hairy.
Leaves opposite, mostly imparipinnate; leaflets 7–19, almost sessile, narrow-elliptic to ± oblong, usually falcate, 5–22 cm long, 1.5–6 cm wide, apex acute to ± acuminate, base cuneate to narrowly obtuse to cordate, asymmetric, usually much larger on young growth, upper surface shiny dark green, lower surface greyish, oil dots dense, distinct; lateral petiolules 0–2.5 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal, spreading, to 40 cm long. Sepals 1–1.5 mm long. Petals 4–6 mm long, white, sparsely hairy.
Capsule woody, 8–13 cm long, valves separating fully; seeds 5–6 cm long, winged at both ends.
Flowering: late spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in lowland subtropical and littoral rainforest, north from the Hastings R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Yields a durable and widely used timber.
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: T.G. Hartley (1969)
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