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Elaeocarpus obovatus G.Don
Family Elaeocarpaceae
Common name: Hard Quandong, Blueberry Ash, Whitewood, Grey Carabeen, Freckled Oliveberry, Grey Carrobeen

Elaeocarpus obovatus G.Don APNI*

Description: Small to tall, strongly buttressed tree.

Leaves simple, lamina usually obovate to oblanceolate, 5–10 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, ± glabrous, margins usually irregularly and shallowly toothed to entire; domatia as glabrous flaps of tissue, 1–5 usually present on most leaves, or rarely domatia absent from some specimens; petiole 5–10 mm long.

Racemes borne amongst the leaves, mostly 4–8 cm long; pedicels 3–5 mm long. Petals 4 mm long, each divided into 8–16 linear lobes, white. Stamens 14–25, anther not awned.

Fruit ovoid, c. 10 mm long, blue.

Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Tall tree in lowland subtropical rainforest, common; small to medium-sized tree in littoral and dry rainforest; north from near Gosford.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)

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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