Sarcomelicope simplicifolia subsp. simplicifolia —Bauerella, Yellow Aspen — RUTACEAE

Sarcomelicope simplicifolia subsp. simplicifolia

Link to Images on Flickr.

Habitat—Grows in and on the margins of warmer rainforest

Distribution—North from Bega in New South Wales to North Queensland.

Description—Shrub or small tree to 18 m high x 33cm diameter. Trunk cylindrical, bark grey, corky, scaly and fissured. Branchlets light grey, smooth, often marked by small lenticels.

Local occurrences

Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Elizabeth Beach, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, One Mile Beach, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, The Islands, The Sanctuary, Tiona, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve

Leaves.—Simple, 1—foliolate, opposite, rarely in whorls of 3 or 4, with distinct oil dots; lamina elliptic to obovate, 3—17 cm long, 2—7 cm wide, apex rounded to acute, usually retuse, glabrous, upper surface glossy, lower surface paler, oil dots small, not crowded; petiole 1—5 cm long, whitish, jointed at apex. Venation visible on both surfaces, midrib raised below.

Sarcomelicope simplicifolia subsp. simplicifolia
Sarcomelicope simplicifolia subsp. simplicifolia Sarcomelicope simplicifolia subsp. simplicifolia
Sarcomelicope simplicifolia subsp. simplicifolia

Inflorescence—few to several—flowered. Male flowers 3—3.5 mm long, female flowers 4—4.5 mm long. Staminal filaments ciliate. Gynoecium pubescent.

Flowering.—March to September

Fruit—Drupe obovoid to subglobose, 10—15 mm diam., yellowish to whitish, glabrous.

Ripe.—May to November

Sarcomelicope simplicifolia subsp. simplicifolia