Common name: Southern Fontainea
Fontainea australis Jessup & Guymer APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 5 m high.
Leaves with lamina elliptic to oblanceolate, usually 6–9 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, glabrous; glands 5–22 mm above base of lamina; petiole jointed, 5–20 mm long.
Female floral axes 15–22 mm long; male floral axes 7–12 mm long.
Fruit broad-ovoid, c. 27 mm long, c. 23 mm diam., red; seed with endocarp smooth, not grooved.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in rainforest; rare, recorded at Oxley R. near Tyalgum.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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