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Waterhousea floribunda (F.Muell.) B.Hyland
Family Myrtaceae
Common name: Weeping Lilly Pilly, Weeping Myrtle

Waterhousea floribunda (F.Muell.) B.Hyland APNI*

Synonyms: Syzygium floribundum F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Small to large tree; bark dark grey, ± fissured, somewhat flaky.

Leaves lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 5.5–16 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margins undulate, glabrous, upper surface dark green and glossy, lower surface dull and paler; lateral and intramarginal veins distinct; oil glands numerous, fine; petiole 2–7 mm long.

Panicles many-flowered; pedicels to 3 mm long. Sepals inconspicuous. Petals cohering, shed together, 1.5–2 mm long, white. Stamens 3–7 mm long.

Fruit ± globose, 15–20 mm diam., green but developing a reddish tinge at maturity, crowned by persistent hypanthium 1–2 mm long.

Photo J. Plaza

Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: August–October

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in riverine rainforest, often lining stream banks; north from the Hunter Valley.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)

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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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