Common name: Tamana
Elaeodendron curtipendulum Endl. APNI*
Synonyms: Cassine curtipendula (Endl.) Kuntze APNI*
Cassine curtipetala (Endl.) Kuntze APNI*
Description: Large shrub or tree to 13 m tall.
Leaves opposite; lamina elliptic or broadly elliptic, (3-) 4–7 (-8) cm long, (2-) 3–4 (-5) cm broad, acute-cuneate to obtuse at base and attenuate onto petiole, crenate-dentate (serrate in juvenile plants), obtuse to rounded.
Inflorescence axillary in upper leaves or terminal, cymose-paniculate, many-flowered. Flowers 5-merous. Sepals 1–1.5 mm long, somewhat persistent. Petals 2–3 mm long, slightly reflexed, green, caducous. Stamens 5; filaments c. 1 mm long; anthers c. 0.25 mm long.
Drupe ellipsoidal to obovoid, 1.5–1.8 cm long, somewhat acuminate to sharp, almost black; endocarp pitted.
Flowering: Flowers May–August
Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Island; also Norfolk Island and New Caledonia.
An occasional or locally common tree.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by B.J. Conn (2004)
Taxon concept: P.S. Green (Fl. Australia 1994)
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