Common name: fragrant pepperbush
Tasmannia glaucifolia J.B.Williams APNI*
Synonyms: Drimys piperita 'apetala' APNI*
Description: Shrub 2–3 m high, bushy, with glossy maroon branchlets.
Leaves oblanceolate, usually 4–6 cm long, 4–15 mm wide, lower surface glaucous and densely papillose.
Flowers c. 5 mm diam. Petals absent. Carpels 2 or 3, sessile. Berries globose to ovoid, c. 5 mm diam., glossy, deep purple-black, 1–3 sessile on peduncle usually 5–10 mm long.
Berries globose to ovoid, c. 5 mm diam., glossy, deep purple-black, 1–3 sessile on peduncle usually 5–10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Mostly grows along small creeks or drainage lines, near or along edge of Nothofagus moorei rainforest, between 1200 and 1550 m alt.; recorded from Barrington Tops, Ben Hall's Gap and Point Lookout areas.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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