Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. rupestris.—Corynocarpus—CORYNOCARPACEAE.

Corynocarpus rupestris

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Habitat— Grows in dry rainforest, mostly on dry stony slopes.

Distribution— North from Glenugie Peak (near Grafton) in New South Wales and into Queensland, rare.

Description—Tall shrub to 5 m high, branchlets with prominent scars from scale leaves.

Local occurrences

Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens.

Leaves.— Simple, in whorls or pseudo—whorls, margins toothed. Scale leaves 2 to 3 mm long. Leaves usually alternate or in whorls of 3 on juvenile plants, ovate or obovate to lanceolate, usually 8 to 15 cm long, 4 to 6 cm wide, apex aristate, base decurrent, margins slightly recurved, undulate, entire except for spinose teeth in juveniles, lamina glabrous, leathery; petiole 5 to 10 mm long.

Corynocarpus rupestris
Corynocarpus rupestris

Inflorescence.— 10 to 21 cm long; sepals 2 to 2.2 mm long; petals 2.4 to 2.8 mm long, white.

Flowering.—October to November.

Fruit.—Drupe globose, 3 to 4 cm diam., red, glossy.

Ripe.—Summer.