Embelia australiana —Embelia—PRIMULACEAE

Embelia australiana

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Habitat— Grows in warmer rainforest.

Distribution— North from the Wyong district, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Woody climber or in juvenile stages a scandent shrub with zigzag branchlets, leaves 2—ranked, glabrous

Local occurrences

Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Copeland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Karloo Street Reserve, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Stephen Street Reserve, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire with coloured oil—like dots, elliptic to broad—elliptic, mostly 3 to 8 cm long, 1.5 to 4 cm wide, apex ± acuminate, base ± rounded, margins entire or almost so, glabrous; petiole 3 to 10 mm long

Embelia australiana
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Embelia australiana

Inflorescence—In short axillary racemes. Petals 4, 1 to 2 mm long.

Flowering.—Late spring.

Fruit— 5 to 8 mm diam., globose, blackish purple.

Ripe.—January

Embelia australiana