Flindersia bennettiana—Bennett's Ash—RUTACEAE

Flindersia bennettiana

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Habitat—Grows in littoral, subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest.

Distribution—North from Iluka, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Tree to 40 m high; branchlets, leaves and inflorescences glabrous to minutely stellate–hairy.

Local occurrences

Great Lakes College-Forster Campus

Leaves.— Compound, imparipinnate, opposite, leaflets more than three, oil dots medium sized, aromatic when crushed. Leaflets 3 to 9, elliptic to elliptic-oblong or ovate, 6 to 19 cm long, 1.7 to 8 cm wide, apex usually obtuse, base cuneate to obtuse, ± symmetric, upper surface glossy dark green, lower surface dull and paler, oil dots distinct; lateral petiolules 1 to 6 mm long, terminal petiolule 8 to 30 mm long

Flindersia bennettiana
Flindersia bennettiana

Inflorescence— Terminal or occasionally in the upper axils, to 25 cm long. Sepals 1 to 1.5 mm long, ± hairy. Petals 2.5 to 5 mm long, cream, sparsely hairy.

Flowering.—Autumn and Winter.

Fruit—Capsule woody, 4 to 7 cm long, valves separating fully; seeds 3 to 4.3 cm long, winged at both ends.

Ripe.—August to September.

Flindersia bennettiana