Myrsine mccomishii (Sprague) Jackes APNI*
Synonyms: Rapanea mccomishii Sprague APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m tall. Stems more or less smooth.
Leaves oblanceolate-elliptic, acute at base, slightly recurved at margin, not undulate, obtuse, 3.5–10 cm long, 1.2–3.5 cm wide, (10–20 cm long on juvenile shoots); venation obscure below, finely rais ed reticulate above; petiole 3–6 mm long.
Inflorescence clustered to subumbellate, c. 4–10-flowered; pedicels 2 mm long. Calyx cup-shaped, c. 1 mm long, divided to middle; lobes 5, persistent. Corolla tube 1 mm long; lobes 5, narrowly triangular, 2 mm long, streaked and spotted. Stamens 5, in female flowers abortive (male flowers not seen). Ovary globose-conical, 1.5 mm long; stigma pulvinate.
Fruit 4–5 mm diam., purple.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic on Lord Howe Island. An uncommon tree, scattered at lower elevations.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Formerly in Myrsinaceae.
Text by K.D. Hill (2001)
Taxon concept: PS Green, Flora of Australia vol 49 (1994)
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