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Common name: brush pepperbush, Dorrigo pepper
Tasmannia insipida R.Br. ex DC. APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–3 m high.
Leaves lanceolate, acute, 8–20 cm long, mostly 15–35 mm wide, rarely to 50 mm, base truncate and usually auriculate, glabrous, green and glossy on both surfaces; petiole 2–4 mm long.
Petals usually 2, 5–10 mm long, white. Carpel sessile, solitary; with 15–40 ovules.
Berry ± ovoid, c. 12–20 mm long, usually purplish, sometimes white mottled with red, solitary and sessile on peduncle 10–20 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: On the coast and ranges, usually in or near rainforest, north from Moruya district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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