Common name: Scalybark
Syzygium fullagarii (F.Muell.) Craven APNI*
Synonyms: Cleistocalyx fullagarii (F.Muell.) Merr. & L.M.Perry APNI*
Cleistocalyx fullageri (F.Muell.) Merr. & L.M.Perry APNI*
Description: Large tree to 20 m with prominent buttresses; bark reddish brown, flaking.
Leaves coriaceous; lamina oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, (4-) 5–8 (-10) cm long, (2-) 2.5–3 (-4) cm broad, margins slightly revolute; apex rounded, often slightly emarginate; lateral veins 12–14 on each side of midvein.
Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Flowers creamy-white; calyx calyptrate, 4 mm long, rounded with a central apiculum 1.5 mm long; petals 4, small and falling with the calyptra; stamens numerous, 10–15 mm long.
Fruit obconical, 2 cm long, deep red, fleshy.
Flowering: Mid January to mid April.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe Island.
Common in sheltered forest at altitudes of up to 400 m.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: P.S. Green, Flora of Australia vol. 49 (1994); L.A. Craven.
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