Daphnandra apatela —Common Socketwood—Atherospermataceae

Daphnandra apatela

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Habitat— Widespread in all types of rainforest, margins and secondary growth between 200 and 800 m alt., especially in moist, often rocky gullies, occurs less frequently on alluvial plains; coastal regions and adjacent ranges.

Distribution—North from the Wattagans and west to Nundle district (Burrows Falls) and Murrurundi area (Kars Springs)in New South Wales and into North Queensland..

Description—Medium-sized tree, young shoots and leaves pubescent to glabrescent.

Local occurrences

Black Head, Cape Hawke and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.—Simple, opposite, toothed or lobed, stipules absent; 6 to 15 cm long, 1.5 to 4 cm wide, margins shallowly and finely toothed except for basal eighth or quarter; drying ± pale grey—green above, sometimes blackish; petiole 3—8 mm long.

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Inflorescence—Pedicel 2 to 5 mm long. Perianth 2.5 to 3.5 mm long, pale green to whitish.

Flowering.—March to April.

Fruit— Receptacle ± urn-shaped, mostly 8 to 20 mm long, glabrous; pedicel 3 to 6 mm long.

Ripe.—June to July.

Daphnandra apatela