Duboisia myoporoides —Corkwood, Eye Opening Tree, Poisonous Corkwood.—SOLANACEAE

Duboisia myoporoides

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Habitat—Grows in high-rainfall areas on the margins of Rainforest up to 1000 m alt. and in Rainforest regrowth;

Distribution—North from Batemans Bay district in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Shrub or tree to c. 20 m high; bark thick and corky.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Cape Hawke, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Dixon Property, Golden Ponds Reserve, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Second Head, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, oil dots absent, firm to stiff. Obovate to ± elliptic, occasionally narrow—elliptic, 4 to 15 cm long, 1 to 4 cm wide, lamina glabrous, slightly discolorous; petiole 0 to 3 cm long.

Duboisia myoporoides
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Duboisia myoporoides

Inflorescence— Broad—pyramidal. Calyx 1 to 3 mm long, lobes usually a fifth to a third as long as tube. Corolla 4 to 7 mm long, white with purple striations in throat; tube 2 to 4 mm diam. at mouth; lobes 1 to 3.5 mm long. Stamens 4, sometimes 5, 1.5 to 3 mm long. Style 1 to 2 mm long.

Flowering.—Winter to Spring.

Fruit—Berry usually globose, 4.5 to 8 mm diam., purple-black; fruiting pedicel 6 to 12 mm long.

Ripe.—Spring to Summer.

Duboisia myoporoides