Endiandra floydii—Crystal Creek Walnut—LAURACEAE

Endiandra floydii

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Habitat—In Warm-temperate and Subtropical rainforest, from sea level to 430 m altitude; rare.

Distribution— Confined to Tweed district in New South Wales.

Description—Small tree, often with coppice shoots at base; young shoots finely hairy with fawn hairs, new leaves pinkish brown.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach and The North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire with minute translucent dots, hairless. Elliptic to narrow–elliptic, 5 to 15 cm long, 2 to 5 cm wide, apex bluntly acuminate, leathery, both surfaces shiny and glabrous; midrib raised below, flat and reddish black above in dried leaves, reticulum finely areolate; petiole 7 to 10 mm long, grooved above.

Endiandra floydii
Endiandra floydii

Inflorescence.— Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers commonly 3 mm long, green to cream, glabrous.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.—Ovoid to oblong, 50 to 70 mm long, red to purplish black when ripe.

Ripe.—Summer

Endiandra floydii