Common name: brown bolly gum
Litsea australis B.Hyland APNI*
Synonyms: Litsea leefeana (F.Muell.) Merr. APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m, older trees with scaly bark marked by depressions.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, usually 6–14 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, apex obtuse or bluntly pointed, margins opaque, lower surface hairy, secondary veins prominently raised below and extending nearly to margins; petiole 10–15 mm long.
Umbels clustered, peduncle 3–10 mm long; bracts enclosing flowers densely hairy. Flowers ca 3 mm long.
Fruit c. 15 mm long, purple to black, often only one formed from each inflorescence.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in warmer rainforest on the coast and lower ranges, especially common in littoral rainforest; north from Forster.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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