Common name: Milkbush
Neisosperma poweri (F.M.Bailey) Fosberg & Sachet APNI*
Synonyms: Ochrosia poweri F.M.Bailey APNI*
Description: Glabrous shrub or tree to 9 m high, with milky latex; terminal buds enclosed in a firm yellow gum.
Leaves oblanceolate to obovate or elliptic, 6–14 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, apex mucronate or short-acuminate, gradually tapered to base, upper surface dark green and glossy, lower surface paler green; venation more prominent on upper surface, secondary veins 12–18 pairs, intramarginal vein present; petiole 2–10 mm long.
Flowers white, scented. Corolla tube c. 7 mm long, lobes c. 5 mm long.
Drupes ellipsoid to ovoid, 2.5–4 cm long, 12–16 mm diam., bright red, glossy, apex pointed; endocarp thick, hard, nearly smooth; seed 1.
Flowering: Flowers autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: in subtropical rainforest, in the Richmond R. and Tweed R. districts; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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