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Quintinia sieberi A.DC.
Family Quintiniaceae
Common name: Possumwood, Brown Possumwood, Pink Corkwood, Pink Wood

Quintinia sieberi A.DC. APNI*

Synonyms: Quintinia sieberi A.DC. APNI*

Description: Medium-sized tree to 25 m high, young stems, petioles and lower surface of leaves with reddish surface glands.

Leaves elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 5–12 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, apex shortly acuminate, margins entire, lamina glabrous, leathery, reticulation usually prominent on upper surface, lower surface dotted with red glands; petiole 8–12 mm long, thick, green or reddish.

Panicles 8–15 cm long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long. Calyx < 1 mm long. Petals 2–4 mm long, spreading, white.

Capsule globose, 2–3 mm long.

Photo A.E. Orme

Photo A.E. Orme

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Photo A.E. Orme

Flowering: Oct.–Nov.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in cool- and warm-temperate rainforest, mostly in mountain areas above 900 m alt. but also in coastal forests; from the Budawang Ra. to the McPherson Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by GJ Harden (1992)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW vol. 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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