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Notelaea sp. A sensu Harden (1992)
Family Oleaceae
Notelaea sp. A sensu Harden (1992) APNI*

Synonyms: Notelaea venosa var. A sensu Willams et al. (1984) F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Bushy shrub or small tree to c. 6 m high; branches glabrous or finely pubescent, often crooked; axillary buds 2–4, pointed, glabrous.

Leaves lanceolate to ± ovate, usually 4–13 cm long and 2–4 cm wide with juveniles to 20 cm long and 6 cm wide, apex acute, base rounded or subcordate, margins entire or shallowly crenate especially in upper part, lamina glabrous or slightly pubescent when young, indistinctly punctate; upper surface dull dark green, lower surface paler green; petiole 1–5 mm long.

Racemes usually 1–5 cm long, 7–12-flowered. Calyx c. 0.5 mm long. Petals 1–2 mm long, yellow or greenish white. Stamens to 2 mm long.

Drupe ellipsoid, 10–15 mm long, bluish black.

Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in or near rainforest, north from Barrington Tops N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

This taxon is most closely related to N. venosa, and it is often treated as a variant of that species.

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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