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Niemeyera whitei (Aubrév.) Jessup
Family Sapotaceae
Common name: Rusty Plum, Plum Boxwood

Niemeyera whitei (Aubrév.) Jessup APNI*

Synonyms: Amorphospermum whitei Aubrév. APNI*
Niemeyera prunifera auct. non (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Chrysophyllum pruniferum auct. non F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Small to medium-sized tree.

Leaves oblong-elliptic to oblanceolate, 5–15 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, shortly tapering to a pointed apex, lower surface paler, young shoots rusty-hairy, secondary veins curved, 9–14 pairs prominently raised and rusty-hairy below, tertiary veins ± at right angles to and joining secondary veins, fine venation reticulate; petiole 5–10 mm long.

Inflorescences 4–15-flowered.

Fruit 2–5 cm diam., red turning purple-black; seed globose, 2–3 cm diam., brown, with a raised elliptic scar; ripe spring.

Distribution and occurrence: North from the upper Macleay R., also recorded for the Port Macquarie district.

In littoral and warm-temperate rainforest;
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)

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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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