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Angophora floribunda

Angophora floribunda (Sm.) Sweet, Hort. Brit. ed. 2 209 (1830).
Metrosideros floribunda Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 267 (1797).
TYPE: New South Wales, Port Jackson, J. White, 1795 (holo LINN, Herb. Smith 877.7). No type cited.
Angophora intermedia DC., Prodr. 3: 222 (1828).
TYPE: New Holland, per A.B. Lambert, 1816 (holo G-DC).


Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey or pale brown. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves opposite, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, sessile. Intermediate leaves opposite, straight, entire, dull green. Adult leaves opposite. Lateral veins obtuse, closely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal.
Flowers: Calyx reduced to 4 teeth on hypanthium. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits pedicellate. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and flattened, patelliform, smooth, semi-glossy, red. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widely scattered and locally abundant, usually on deep alluvial sandy soils.
Distribution: S.A., or Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast, or South Coast, or Northern Tablelands, or Central Tablelands, or North Western Slopes, or Central Western Slopes, or North Western Plains.

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