Acronychia oblongifolia — White Aspen, Yellow Wood —RUTACEAE

acronychia oblongifolia

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Habitat.— In and on margins of all types of warmer Rainforests, also in regrowth areas. Common in Littoral and Subtropical Rainforests.

Distribution.—East Gippsland Victoria to Maryborough, Queensland.

Description— Shrub to medium sized tree to 21 meters. Trunk cylindrical, diameter to 30cm. Bark dark brown, smooth, often finely wrinkled. Branchlets are reddish—brown, purplish towards the ends, smooth including leaf buds.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort Diamond Beach, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Burgess Beach, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Golden Ponds Reserve, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Ohmas Bay, One Mile Beach , Red Head, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, The Islands, Tiona, Waitui Falls, Wallamba River Area, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve

Leaves.— 1—foliolate, opposite, entire and mostly with distinct oil dots. Usually 1—foliolate, lamina obovate or narrow — to oblong—elliptic, 4—12 cm long, 1.4—4.5 cm wide, apex obtuse to bluntly acute and usually notched, base cuneate to attenuate, glabrous, oil dots numerous and obvious; petiole 7—30 mm long.

acronychia oblongifolia
acronychia oblongifolia

Inflorescence.— Few—flowered, 2—6 cm long. Sepals 0.5—1 mm long. Petals 5—7 mm long, creamy-white.

Flowering.— January to March

Fruit.— Globose to depressed—globose, 8—12 mm diam., with apical tuft of hairs, mostly 4—lobed, white.

Ripe.— May to November

acronychia oblongifolia