Emmenosperma alphitonioides —Yellow Ash, Bonewood—RHAMNACEAE

Emmenosperma alphitonioides

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Habitat— In warmer rainforest on the coast .

Distribution—North from Nowra, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description— Medium-sized tree, glabrous.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Cape Hawke, Sea Acres National Park, Tallwoods and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, entire, without distinct oil dots, stipules present without domatia. Mostly opposite, rarely alternate, ovate, 3 to 10 cm long, 1 to 5 cm wide, margins entire, glabrous, green and glossy with veins faintly visible on both surfaces; petiole mostly 1 to 12 mm long.

Emmenosperma alphitonioides
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Emmenosperma alphitonioides

Inflorescence—Sepals 1 to 2 mm long, almost petaloid.

Flowering.—September to October.

Fruit— Globose, ± laterally compressed, 4 to 8 mm diam., orange to yellow; seeds reddish brown.

Ripe.—Autumn to Winter.

Emmenosperma alphitonioides