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Quassia sp. Mt Nardi (Floyd 1198)
Family Simaroubaceae
Quassia sp. Mt Nardi (Floyd 1198) APNI*

Synonyms: Quassia sp. A sensu Harden (1991) APNI*
Quassia sp. aff. bidwillii sensu Floyd (1989) APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree.

Leaves narrow-elliptic to narrow-lanceolate, 7–16 cm long, 15–30 mm wide, apex blunt or bluntly pointed, base tapering, glabrous, upper surface green, lower surface yellowish, secondary veins numerous and ± transverse; petiole 3–5 mm long.

Flowers in clusters of 1–4, either ramiflorous or on short leafless inflorescences near apex of branchlets. Calyx lobed, c. 1 mm long. Petals 5, 3–4 mm long, red. Stamens 8 or 10, filaments villous below constriction. Carpels usually 5, ovaries glabrous, free, inserted on disc; style c. 1 mm long.

Drupes usually 1–3, ovoid, c. 10 mm long, red.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest and regrowth in the Alstonville and Nightcap Ra. areas and near Dorrigo, not common.
NSW subdivisions: NC
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: A.G. Floyd (1989)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***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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