Common name: Island Pine
Polyscias cissodendron (C.Moore & F.Muell.) Harms APNI*
Description: Tree to 12 m or more tall, dioecious.
Leaves imparipinnate, 10–35 cm long; leaflets (7-) 11–13, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, strongly oblique, (3-) 4–8 (-10) cm long, (1.5-) 1.8–2.5 (-4.5) cm broad, acute at base, coarsely crenulate-dentate, especially upper margin, acute to acuminate at apex
Inflorescence terminal, paniculate, 10–30 cm long, umbellules 4–7 (-9)-flowered; pedicels 2–3 mm long, articulated at base of flowers. Petals (4 or) 5, ±triangular, yellow, becoming reflexed. Stamens c. 2 mm long. Ovary 2-locular; styles 2, basally united, c. 1 mm long
Fruit laterally compressed-spheroidal, 3.5–4.5 mm long, bluntly ribbed, purple-maroon.
Flowering: Flowers mid September–late Nov
Distribution and occurrence: A fairly common tree in sheltered forest in the lowland areas
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by P. Green
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia Volume 49
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