Corynocarpus rupestris Guymer APNI*
Description: Tall shrub or small to 12 m high, branchlets with prominent scars from scale leaves.
Scale leaves 2–3 mm long.
Leaves usually alternate or in whorls of 3 on juvenile plants, ovate or obovate to lanceolate, usually 8–15 cm long, 4–6 cm wide, apex aristate, base decurrent, margins slightly recurved, undulate, entire except for spinose teeth in juveniles, lamina glabrous, leathery; petiole 5–10 mm long. Inflorescence 4–20 cm long; pedicels 3–5 mm long. Sepals 2–4 mm long. Petals 2.4–3.5 mm long, white.
Drupe globose, 3–4 cm diam., red, glossy.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry rainforest, mostly on dry stony slopes; north from Glenugie Peak (near Grafton), rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Inflorescence 10–21 cm long; sepals 2–2.2 mm long; petals 2.4–2.8 mm long. Tall shrub to 5 m high.||subsp. rupestris|
|Inflorescence 4–5 cm long; sepals 3–4 mm long; petals 3–3.5 mm long. Small tree to 12 m high||subsp. arborescens|
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