Common name: northern pepperbush
Tasmannia stipitata (Vickery) A.C.Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–2.5 m high, branchlets ± glaucous, purplish when young.
Leaves narrow-lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, usually 8–13 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, glabrous, upper surface dark green, lower surface paler; secondary veins forming angle of c. 300 with midvein.
Petals usually 2, 8–15 mm long, white. Carpels 2–9; ovary c. 2 mm long; stalk of carpel about as long as the ovary. Berries ± oblong, 4–8 mm long, bluish to mauve; usually 2–5 develop, each on stalk 4–8 mm long; peduncle 20–40 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: In tall moist eucalypt forest and rainforest, especially Nothofagus moorei forest, the coastal ranges, usually above 1000 m alt., from Barrington Tops to NE of Tenterfield, common on Dorrigo Plateau.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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