Common name: turpentine
Syncarpia glomulifera (Sm.) Nied. APNI*
Description: Tall tree with fibrous to stringy, persistent bark.
Leaves ovate to narrow-ovate, 7–11 cm long, 2.5–4.5 cm wide, upper surface dull green, lower surface usually white-hairy; petiole 0.7–1.3 mm long.
Inflorescences usually pubescent; peduncle 2.5–5 cm long. Sepals short, persistent in fruit. Petals ovate, 5–8 mm long. Stamens apparently in 2 whorls, 8–10 mm long.
Multiple fruit globose to depressed-globose, 10–20 mm diam., hairy or sometimes glabrescent; seeds linear, c. 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Often grows as an emergent near the margins of rainforest or in wet sclerophyll forest, often on heavier soils; widespread in coastal districts and the lower ranges, north from Murramurang N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves and branchlets hairy; fruiting hypanthia remaining hairy.||subsp. glomulifera|
|Leaves and branchlets glabrous; fruiting hypanthia glabrescent.||subsp. glabra |
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.