Bosistoa floydii—Five-leaf Bosistoa—RUTACEAE

Bosistoa floydii

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Habitat— Subtropical rainforest

Distribution— Confined to rainforest in the Bellinger and Orara River areas in New South Wales.

Description—Small tree to 15 m high.

Local occurrences


Leaves.— Compound, opposite, entire, 11 to 28 cm long; leaflets 3 to 7 but usually 5, narrow–elliptic to oblong–elliptic, 6.5 to 16 cm long, 1.5 to 3.5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base attenuate and often asymmetric, margins entire, glabrous, oil dots distinct; petiole 2 to 5 cm long; lateral petiolules 5 to 10 mm long, terminal petiolule 10 to 25 mm long.

Bosistoa floydii

Inflorescence.—Terminal, branches glabrous to sparsely hairy. Sepals c. 1 mm long, ciliate. Petals 4–5 mm long, white. Ovary sparsely hairy.


Fruit.—Cocci oblique-obovoid to ± globose, c. 10 mm wide, transversely ribbed.