Endiandra discolor —Rose Walnut, Domatia Tree—LAURACEAE.

Endiandra discolor

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Habitat— Found in warmer rainforest, Subtropical, Littoral and Dry; often on poorer soils or on alluvial flats near streams.

Distribution—North from Gosford area in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Medium—sized to large buttressed tree, bark brown or greyish brown, smooth but becoming rough on older trees; young growth covered with straight, appressed, fawn hairs.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head, Cape Hawke, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Karloo Street Reserve Forster, Sea Acres National Park, Stephen Street Reserve Forster, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve Forster.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, oil dots minute, 3—veined from the base, domatia present, hairless or almost so. Elliptic to ovate, 4 to 10 cm long, 2 to 5 cm wide, firm-textured, apex obtuse to bluntly acuminate, upper surface green and glossy, lower surface ashy—green and covered in short, straight, appressed hairs; lamina often 3—veined from near base, reticulum finely areolate and prominent on both surfaces; domatia prominent, mostly 1 to 5, reniform; petiole 5 to 10 mm long, hollow pits.

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Inflorescence—Panicles in leaf axils, shorter than leaves. ca 2 mm long, hairy. creamy green, fragrant.

Flowering.—October to November.

Fruit—Fruit ovoid to oblong, 15 to 20 mm long, black.

Ripe.—March.

Endiandra discolor