Common name: Possumwood, Brown Possumwood, Pink Corkwood, Pink Wood
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 to c. 1 mm long. Petals 2–4 mm long, spreading, white.
Capsule globose, 2–3 mm long.
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
Formerly in Quintiniaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden (1992), Flora of New South Wales Vol. 3 (1992), in family Escalloniaceae
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed March 2017)
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