Common name: Grey Possumwood, Smooth Possumwood
Quintinia verdonii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Medium-sized tree to 17 m high, young stems, petioles and lower surface of leaves covered with pale-coloured surface glands.
Leaves oblong-elliptic to oblong-obovate, 5–15 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, apex shortly and bluntly acuminate to rounded, margins entire, lamina glabrous, leathery, reticulation scarcely visible on upper surface, lower surface dotted with ± colourless glands; petiole 10–25 mm long, thick, green or reddish.
Racemes in upper axils, 10–15 mm long; pedicels 3–4 mm long. Calyx 1–2 mm long. petals 2–3 mm long, white.
Capsule globose, c. 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest, chiefly on the ranges over 600 m alt. but also in coastal gullies; north from Gloucester.
NSW subdivisions: NC
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 (assessed March 2017)
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