Common name: Ivorywood, Scrub Guava
Siphonodon australis Benth. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high, mostly glabrous.
Leaves obovate, oblong-obovate or elliptic, 4.5–13 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, apex ± obtuse; petiole to 12 mm long; stipules 0.7 mm long.
Inflorescence of 1–3-flowered cymes, pedicels 8–10 mm long. Sepals 1.5–3 mm long. Petals 3–8 mm long, pale yellow. Fused ovary complex obscurely 5-angled, the flat faces opposite stamen filaments; ovules c. 40.
Fruit globose to obovoid 2.5–5 cm diam., yellowish.
Flowering: mostly January–February
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and dry rainforest, north from the Casino district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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