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Quassia sp. Moonee Creek (King s.n., Nov 1949)
Family Simaroubaceae
Quassia sp. Moonee Creek (King s.n., Nov 1949) APNI*

Synonyms: Quassia sp. B sensu Harden (1993) APNI*
Quassia bidwillii sensu Harden (1991) APNI*
Quassia sp. B sensu Harden (1993) APNI*
Quassia bidwillii sensu Harden (1991) APNI*

Description: Shrub to 2 m.

Leaves narrow-oblanceolate to very narrow-elliptic, 4.5–9 cm long, 6–12 mm wide, apex obtuse, base attenuate, margins entire, glabrous or sometimes silky to pubescent only on lower surface, secondary veins numerous, regularly arranged; petiole 2–5 mm long.

Flowers in clusters of 1–4 in axils of leaves; pedicels 1–12 mm long. Calyx 4- or 5-lobed; c. 1 mm long. Petals 4 or 5, 3.5–4 mm long, red, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Stamens 8 or 10, filaments densely villous on outer surface. Carpels usually 5, free; ovaries villous; style c. 1 mm long.

Fruit of 1–5 drupes, each ± ovoid, 5–10 mm long.

Photo J. and P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: Restricted to the Moonee Creek -Timbertop area north of Coffs Harbour.
NSW subdivisions: NC

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (rev. ed.) 2000

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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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