Common name: Flintwood, Mountain Cherry, Brown Birch, Scolopia
Scolopia braunii (Klotzsch) Sleumer APNI*
Synonyms: Scolopia brownii F.Muell. APNI*
Adenogyrus braunii Klotzsch APNI*
Description: Shrub to medium-sized tree, ± glabrous, coppice shoots often spinose.
Leaves lanceolate to rhombic or elliptic, 4–8 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, entire to crenate or more often coarsely toothed or angled (especially on juvenile plants), paler below, often 3-veined in basal half; petiole 5–10 mm long.
Racemes few- to many-flowered, 2–4 cm long. Sepals and petals 4, 1–2 mm long, greenish.
Berry ± ovoid, c. 12 mm diam., red to black.
Distribution and occurrence: in warmer rainforest on the coast and coastal ranges north from Jervis Bay, also near Ravensworth.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, ?CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Scolopia was previously placed in the, now synonymised, family Flacourtiaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1: 430-431 (1990), in Flacourtiaceae
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)
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