Common name: Stinkwood
Coprosma putida C.Moore & F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 4 m tall. Young stems glabrous or minutely puberulous.
Leaves strongly fetid when bruised; petiole 15–30 mm long, glabrous; lamina broadly elliptic-oblong, sometimes slightly obovate, 4–11 cm long, 2.5–8 cm wide; base rounded or narrowly attenuate onto petiole, flat; apex obtuse to rounded with very short apiculum; primary veins 7–9 on each side of midrib, without domatia; stipules 8–-2 mm long, with apex stiff, linear (acumen 6–10 mm long).
Calyx obscure. Corolla 6 mm long, greenish white. Male flowers in clusters of 3 or more; filaments 8 mm long; anther 4 mm long. Female flowers solitary or paired; stigmatic arms 10 mm long.
Fruit ellipsoidal, 2 cm long, red.
Flowering: Flowers August–early November
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe Is.
Common in sheltered forest and widespread at all altitudes.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
P.S.Green (Fl. Austral. 49: 1994)
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