Common name: White Hazelwood
Symplocos stawellii F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Symplocos cochinchinensis subsp. thwaitesii var. stawellii (F.Muell.) Noot. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 17 m high; branchlets finely hairy, terminal buds enclosed in hairy green scales.
Leaves elliptic to oblong-elliptic, mostly 7–15 cm long, 20–50 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate, margins regularly toothed with callus-tipped teeth to ± entire, lamina glabrous, glossy, thick and stiff; midrib often broad and yellowish; petiole 9–20 mm long, thick.
Inflorescences axillary, spikes, often branched, 2–6 cm long, finely hairy or glabrous; flowers sessile; bracts persistent in fruit. Calyx < 1 mm long. Corolla 3–4 mm long, whitish. Stamens 25–50.
Fruit ovoid to ellipsoid, 8–12 mm long, 2–4 mm diam., blue to black.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest; north from Royal N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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