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.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows north from Dunoon near Lismore.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
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 || |
|1||Most parts of plant sparsely hairy or pubescent.||2|
|Leaves, stems and axillary buds glabrous, rarely with hairs.||forma glabra|
|2||Leaves (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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