Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. arborescens.—Corynocarpus—CORYNOCARPACEAE.

Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. arborescens

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Habitat— Grows in Dry and Subtropical Rainforest and Vine Thickets, mostly on dry stony slopes.

Distribution— North from Wardell in the Ballina district in New South Wales and to Mount French ( South West of Brisbane), in the Blackall Range (West of Nambour) and in the Biggenden district (West of Maryborough) in Queensland.

Description—Small tree to 12 m high, branchlets with prominent scars from scale leaves.

Local occurrences

The North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens at Coffs Harbour.

Leaves.— Simple, in whorls or pseudo—whorls, margins toothed becoming entire and alternate. 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 10 to 17 mm long.

Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. arborescens
Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. arborescens

Inflorescence.— 7 to 10 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.


Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. arborescens