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Common name: mountain pepperbush
Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C.Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves lanceolate to narrow-elliptic or oblanceolate, usually 5–8 cm long, 7–20 mm wide, glabrous, both surfaces green but slightly paler on lower surface; secondary veins forming angles of c. 300 with midrib; shortly petiolate.
Petals mostly 4, 3–5 mm long, white. Female flowers with mostly 1, rarely 2 or 3, sessile carpels. Berries ± globose, c. 5 mm diam., purplish, sessile and usually solitary on peduncle 7–15 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist eucalypt forest and temperate rainforest; recorded from the Blue Mtns and higher altitudes to the south.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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