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Notelaea longifolia Vent.
Family Oleaceae
Common name: Large Mock-olive, Large-leaved Olive

Notelaea longifolia Vent. APNI*

Synonyms: Notelaea longifolia x microcarpa APNI*
Notelaea longifolia x venosa APNI*

Description: Tree to c. 9 m high, often with a dense crown; branchlets grey or brown, usually with conspicuous white lenticels; axillary buds 2–4, pointed, glabrous or hairy.

Leaves variable in size and shape, narrow-lanceolate to broad-ovate, 3.5–16 cm long, 1–5.6 cm wide, apex acute or long-acute or sometimes blunt, base tapering into the petiole; upper surface dark green, lower surface pale, texture stiff, venation conspicuous; petiole 5–15 mm long.

Racemes up to 2 cm long, lengthening in fruit; 5–13-flowered. Calyx 1.5–2.5 mm long. Petals 1.5–2.5 mm long, creamish green. Stamens 1–2 mm long. Drupe ovoid, 10–16 mm long, bluish black.


Flowering: Apr.–Oct.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows north from Dunoon near Lismore.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Notelaea longifolia f. glabra,    Notelaea longifolia f. intermedia,    Notelaea longifolia f. longifolia

 Key to the  
1Most parts of plant sparsely hairy or pubescent.2
Leaves, stems and axillary buds glabrous, rarely with hairs.forma glabra
2Leaves (especially on lower surface), young stems, petioles, axillary buds and rachis of inflorescences pubescent.forma longifolia
Leaves, stems and axillary buds sparsely hairy.
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forma intermedia

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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