Common name: Coast Fontainea
Fontainea oraria Jessup & Guymer APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 5 m high.
Leaves with lamina elliptic to obovate, usually 6–9 cm long, 2.5–4 cm wide, glabrous; glands 0.5–4 mm above base of lamina; petiole jointed, 3–25 mm long.
Female floral axes 8–10 mm long; male floral axes 5–6 mm long.
Fruit ± globose, 18–22 mm long, 22–24 mm diam., red; seed with endocarp wrinkled and grooved.
Flowering: November and December
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low littoral rainforest near Lennox Head, rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Critically Endangered
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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