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Corynocarpus rupestris Guymer
Family Corynocarpaceae
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.

Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: October–November

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
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Inflorescence 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 highsubsp. arborescens

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***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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