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Daphnandra johnsonii Schodde
Family Atherospermataceae
Daphnandra johnsonii Schodde APNI*

Synonyms: Daphnandra sp. Illawarra (Schodde 3475) APNI*
Daphnandra sp. C sensu Harden (1990) APNI*

Description: Small tree.

Leaves ± elliptic to ovate, 6–12 cm long, 1.5–6 cm wide, margins deeply, rather distantly and coarsely toothed except for basal half or third; drying pale greyish green; petiole 3–7 mm long.

Pedicels 3–6 mm long. Perianth 2.5–3.5 mm long, pale greenish white.

Fruiting receptacle long and elongated 10–18 mm long, papery; splitting to release several hairy 1-seeded achenes. Many fruiting receptacles are galled, ± globose and mostly 4–6 mm long.

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Usually found in subtropical rainforest, less frequently on the margins and in disturbed areas, to 150 m alt., mostly on rocky sites along gullies near creeks. Confined to the Illawarra area; very rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
AVH map***

The illustration shows galled fruits shortened, swollen and deformed by a gall midge. Healthy fruiting receptacles are long and elongated.

Text by G. J. Harden; updated L. Murray (Feb 2019)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990); Harden, G., MacDonald, B. and Williams, J (2018) Rainforest Trees and Shrubs. Second edition.

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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