Cuttsia viburnea— Elderberry, Honey Bush, Cuttsia, Native Hydrangea—ROUSSEACEAE

Cuttsia viburnea

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Habitat— Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest, especially along margins and in regrowth, often along smaller watercourses.

Distribution— North from the Landsdowne River in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Shrub or bushy tree to 15 m high, branchlets herbaceous, with conspicuous lenticels; new growth and inflorescences with appressed hairs.

Occurrences

Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, toothed, obovate to elliptic, 8 to 20 cm long, 20 to 65 mm wide, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margins regularly toothed, lamina soft and thin, ± glabrous, secondary veins strongly curved; petiole 15 to 45 mm long.

Cuttsia viburnea
Cuttsia viburnea

Inflorescence.—Panicles 8 to 18 cm long, usually only slightly shorter than leaves. Calyx c. 2 mm long. Petals 3 to 4 mm long, white

Flowering.—October to December

Fruit.—Capsule globose to ovoid, 3 to 4 mm long.

Ripe.—Spring

Cuttsia viburnea