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Sarcomelicope simplicifolia (Endl.) T.G.Hartley
Family Rutaceae
Sarcomelicope simplicifolia (Endl.) T.G.Hartley APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree to 18 m high.

Leaves opposite, rarely in whorls of 3 or 4; lamina elliptic to obovate, 3–17 cm long, 2–7 cm wide, apex rounded to acute, usually retuse, glabrous, upper surface glossy, lower surface paler, oil dots small, not crowded; petiole 1–5 cm long, whitish, jointed at apex.

Inflorescences few- to several-flowered. Male flowers 3–3.5 mm long, female flowers 4–4.5 mm long. Staminal filaments ciliate. Gynoecium pubescent.

Drupe obovoid to subglobose, 10–15 mm diam., yellowish to whitish, glabrous.


Fruit
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: autumn–winter.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in and on the margins of warmer rainforest, north from Mt Dromedary.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by P. G. Richards
Taxon concept:

One subspecies in NSW : Sarcomelicope simplicifolia subsp. simplicifolia

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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