Pouteria myrsinifolia —Blunt-leaved Coondoo, Yellow Plumwood —SAPOTACEAE

Pouteria myrsinifolia

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Habitat—In dry and littoral rainforest.

Distribution—North from Forster in New South Wales and Into Queensland.

Description—Small tree to 10 m high.

Local occurrences

Bennett Head, Black Head Flora Park, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cliff Road, Forster Park and Marina, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, One Mile Beach, Red Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point and Tiona.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, without oil dots, milky latex present in petioles. Leaves mostly ± elliptic, sometimes obovate, 2 to 10 cm long, 1 to 4 cm wide, apex shortly pointed or sometimes obtuse, base tapering, young leaves hairy on lower surface, mostly glabrescent with age; petiole 3 to 8 mm long

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Pouteria myrsinifolia

Inflorescence.—Axillary, solitary or in few-flowered clusters.

Flowering.—January to March

Fruit—Fruit ± ovoid, 10 to 30 mm long, purple—black, style persistent, 5 to 10 mm long; 1 to 3-seeded

Ripe.—August to November

Pouteria myrsinifolia