Common name: Smooth Scrub Turpentine
Rhodamnia maideniana C.T.White APNI*
Synonyms: Rhodamnia trinervia var. glabra Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Bushy shrub, commonly 1.5–3 m high, with reddish brown fibrous-flaky bark; young shoots sparsely pubescent, glabrescent.
Leaves with lamina ovate to narrow-elliptic, 5–10 cm long, 2–4.5 cm wide, apex long-acuminate with a rounded tip, base cuneate, both surfaces ± glabrous; strongly 3-veined from base, lateral veins numerous, not transverse; oil glands numerous and distinct; petiole 5–6 mm long.
Inflorescences 2–4 per axil, each 1–3-flowered; peduncles 1–3 mm long. Hypanthium ± glabrous. Sepals 1 mm long, persistent, pink. Petals 3–4 mm long, white. Stamens c. 4 mm long. Style 4 mm long.
Berry globose, 8–12 mm diam., black.
Flowering: late spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical rainforest, coastal districts north from Richmond R.; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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