Casearia multinervosa—Casearia—SALICACEAE.

Casearia multinervosa

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Habitat—Subcanopy tree in dry rainforest in the drier coastal ranges, often with the Hoop Pine, Araucaria cunninghamii.

Distribution— North from Mount Pikapene, west of Casino in New South Wales into Queensland.

Description— Tall shrub or small tree, glabrous, branches with many whitish lenticels; branchlets often zigzag.

Local occurrences

The North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour.

Leaves.— Elliptic to obovate, mostly 5 to 10 cm long, 2 to 4.5 cm wide, margins entire; secondary veins mostly 8 to 11 pairs; petiole 4 to 8 mm long.

Casearia multinervosa
Casearia multinervosa

Inflorescence.—In clusters of up to 6; pedicels c. 3 mm long. Sepals and petals 1 to 3 mm long. Stamens and staminodes usually 8.

Flowering.—May to June.

Fruit.—Capsule c. 8 mm long, yellow or orange.

Ripe.—Spring

Casearia multinervosa