Acronychia baeuerlenii— Byron Bay Acronychia—RUTACEAE

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Habitat—Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest.

Distribution— North from Lismore to Byron Bay and the McPherson Range area and into Queensland; also recorded at Iluka.

Description—Small tree to 9 m high, glabrous.


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Leaves.— 1-foliolate, opposite, entire, with distinct oil dots, lamina narrow–elliptic to broadly oblong–elliptic, 6 to 11 cm long, 2 to 4 cm wide, apex obtuse to bluntly acuminate, base cuneate to narrowly obtuse, glabrous, oil dots present but ± sparse; petiole 8 to 20 mm long.

Acronychia baeuerlenii
Acronychia baeuerlenii

Inflorescence.—Few–flowered, 3 to 6.5 cm long. Sepals 0.6 to 1 mm long. Petals 9 to 13 mm long, white or cream, glabrous.

Flowering.—Spring to Summer.

Fruit.—± ovoid, 9 to 15 mm diam., glabrous, creamy to light green, sharply 4–angled when dry.