Davidsonia johnsonii—Smooth Davidson's Plum—CUNONIACEAE

Davidsonia johnsonii

Link to Images on Flickr.

Habitat—In Subtropical Rainforest or on the margin with wet sclerophyll forest

Distribution— North from Terania Creek and Mullumbimby in New South Wales and to Tallebudgera Creek in Queensland.

Description—Small Tree mostly 5 to 12 m high with dense crowns, young growth covered with soft, non–irritant hairs; freely suckering from roots.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, toothed with a narrow wing along the leaf axis, mostly 8 to 40 cm long; leaflets 5 to 9, 1.5 to 6 cm wide, margins evenly toothed; ± glabrous, sometimes finely hairy along veins; petiole 3 to 7 cm long.

Davidsonia johnsonii
Davidsonia johnsonii

Inflorescence.—Panicles amongst the leaves, 15–20 cm long, flowers small, pink.

Flowering.—Summer to Autumn

Fruit.—A drupe, compressed–globose, apple like, 3 to 4 cm long, 3 to 5 cm diam., purplish black, ± glabrous; seeds usually infertile.

Ripe.—Spring to Summer

Davidsonia johnsonii