Common name: White Malletwood, Cliff Malletwood
Rhodamnia whiteana Guymer & Jessup APNI*
Description: Trees to 18 m high with dark bark; branchlets finely pubescent, glabrescent.
Leaves with lamina elliptic or lanceolate to ovate, 5–9.5 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, apex acuminate or acute, base cuneate, upper surface green and glossy, lower surface dull whitish green with fine hairs; 3-veined from near base, lateral veins numerous; oil glands numerous and distinct; petiole 4–7 mm long.
Inflorescences 1 or 2 per axil, 3–9-flowered; peduncle 5–9 mm long. Hypanthium silvery-white. Sepals 2.5–3 mm long, persistent. Petals 6.5–7.5 mm long, 4–5.5 mm wide, white. Stamens 4–6 mm long. Style 7–8 mm long.
Berry globose, 8–13 mm diam., ripening from yellow through red to black.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry rainforest on basaltic soil; Border Ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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