Arytera distylis—Twin-leaved Coogera—SAPINACEAE

Arytera distylis

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Habitat—In subtropical and dry rainforest

Distribution— North from Woodburn in the Richmond River area of New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Tree to 20 m high; glabrous except for pubescent new growth and peduncles.

Local occurrences

North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.— Compound, 5 to 13 cm long; leaflets mostly 2, rarely some leaves with 4 leaflets, opposite, ± elliptic to lanceolate, mostly 4 to 8 cm long, 1.5 to 3.5 cm wide, apex short-acuminate to retuse, base ± cuneate, margins entire, glabrous or rarely finely hairy on lower surface; several glabrous domatia present; petiole 5 to 15 mm long, petiolules 2 to 4 mm long.

Arytera distylis
Arytera distylis

Inflorescence.—Usually unbranched, 2 to 8 cm long; pedicels 1.5 to 3 mm long. Calyx c. 1.5 mm long. Petals c. 2 mm long.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.—Capsule 1 – or 2–lobed, yellow to orange; lobes divaricate, ovoid to ellipsoid, 10 to 15 mm long, 5 to 10 mm diam., glabrous; aril red.

Ripe.—Summer

Arytera distylis