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Zygogynum howeanum (F.Muell.) Vink
Family Winteraceae
Zygogynum howeanum (F.Muell.) Vink APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree to 13 m tall.

Leaves thickish, dark green, glaucous beneath; petiole 10–20 mm long; lamina narrowly oblanceolate to obovate-oblong, 5–15 (-25) cm long, 1–5 (-7) cm broad, narrowly cuneate at base, rounded to obtuse apically.

Inflorescence 3-many-flowered. Petals 8–14, narrow, 7–12 mm long, white, in (2 or) 3 series. Stamens 10–30. Carpels 3–6.

Fruit oblong-ellipsoidal or obovoid, 8–13 mm long, 6–10 mm broad, 5–8 mm thick, greyish black and somewhat fleshy when ripe. Seeds 5–17, obovoid to subreniform, 5 mm long, 3 mm broad, 2 mm thick, almost smooth.


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Flowering: Flowers Jun–December

Distribution and occurrence: An endemic species to Lord Howe Island, almost confined to forests at the southern end of the island.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
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Text by P.S. Green (1994)
Taxon concept: P.S. Green (1994)


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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