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Notelaea linearis Benth.
Family Oleaceae
Notelaea linearis Benth. APNI*

Description: Shrub 1–2 m high; branchlets ± glabrous or minutely pubescent when young; axillary buds usually solitary, pointed, minutely pubescent.

Leaves linear to very narrow-elliptic, or rarely narrow-lanceolate, usually 2–7 cm long, 12–7 mm wide, apex acute, base narrowed into petiole, margins entire, lamina glabrous, punctate especially on lower surface, venation obscure; petiole 1–4 mm long.

Inflorescences axillary, 4–10 mm long, c. 5-flowered, glabrous to minutely pubescent. Calyx 0.5–1 mm long. Petals c. 2 mm long, pale yellow. Stamens c. 1.5 mm long.

Drupe ovoid, 5–7 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., white or blue.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath scrub and dry sclerophyll forest, usually on granite; north from Guyra and Emmaville districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by D. W. Hardin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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