Common name: Smooth-leaved Plum
Niemeyera chartacea (F.M.Bailey) C.T.White APNI*
Synonyms: Lucuma chartacea F.M.Bailey APNI*
Chrysophyllum chartaceum (F.M.Bailey) Vink APNI*
Description: Small tree with new growth rusty-pubescent, latex usually not obvious in twigs or petioles.
Leaves ± obovate to elliptic, mostly 5–15 cm long, 1.5–3.5 cm wide, thin, widely spaced translucent dots visible with a lens; secondary veins curved, 5–10 pairs, fine veins reticulate; petiole 5–10 mm long.
Flowers sessile, clustered, often ramiflorous.
Fruit globose, 1.5–3 cm diam., purple-black; 1–2-seeded, seeds rounded, scar ± elliptic, 5–10 mm wide; ripe Nov.-Apr.
Distribution and occurrence: in subtropical rainforest, north from Brunswick R.; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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