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Atractocarpus chartaceus (F.Muell.) Puttock
Family Rubiaceae
Atractocarpus chartaceus (F.Muell.) Puttock APNI*

Synonyms: Randia chartacea (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Gardenia chartacea F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Tall shrub or small tree to c. 3 m high, ± pubescent.

Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3; lamina mostly narrow-elliptic to oblong-ovate or linear on juvenile plants, mostly 5–15 cm long, 0.5–3 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, lamina glabrous or minutely hairy on lower surface on young leaves, lateral veins ± straight, ± parallel, prominent; petiole 2–5 mm long.

Flowers usually axillary, solitary or paired; pedicels up to 10 mm long. Calyx c. 6–8 mm long, ± hirsute. Corolla white, tube 8–9 mm long, lobes usually 5, 10–12 mm long, ± glabrous.

Fruit ± cylindrical, to 3 cm long, red, crowned by persistent calyx.

Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: late winter to spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical rainforest, north from Richmond R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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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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