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Xylosma terrae-reginae C.T.White & Sleumer
Family Salicaceae
Xylosma terrae-reginae C.T.White & Sleumer APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree, minutely pubescent, glabrescent with age, stems with scattered brown lenticels.

Leaves elliptic to oblong, mostly 4–10 cm long (juvenile leaves to 15 cm long), 2.5–5 cm wide; with a pair of small raised glands near the base of the lamina, and 2–6 glands scattered along margins, secondary veins 5–8 pairs.

Flowers in clusters or short racemes; males 8-flowered, females fewer-flowered. Sepals 4 or 5, c. 2 mm long. Disc multilobed. Stamens c. 30.

Fruit globose, 8–10 mm diam., red; seeds 1–4.


Distribution and occurrence: in littoral rainforest north from Broken Head; rare in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
AVH map***

Xylosma was previously placed in the now synonymised family Flacourtiaceae.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***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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