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Common name: Crabapple, White Birch, White Cherry, Snowberry
Schizomeria ovata D.Don APNI*
Description: Medium to large tree with finely fissured hard-corky bark.
Leaves ovate to elliptic, mostly 5–15 cm long, 2–5 cm wide (larger on juvenile shoots), apex acute to broad-acuminate, margins bluntly toothed to almost entire, leathery; petiole 5–30 mm long; stipules 2–3 mm long.
Inflorescences 5–12 cm long. Calyx lobes c. 2 mm long, not enlarging in fruit.
Drupe ovoid to globose, 10–15 mm diam., white to yellowish.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in warm-temperate rainforest, generally associated with Ceratopetalum apetalum on poorer soils, also on richer volcanic soils and in subtropical rainforest; north from Narooma.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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