Endiandra introrsa—Dorrigo Plum—LAURACEAE

Endiandra introrsa

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Habitat—Grows in warm–temperate rainforest on poorer sedimentary soils in mountain areas,

Distribution— North from the Dorrigo area and the Nightcap Range in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Medium to large tree, not prominently buttressed, bark reddish brown, surface often pitted: young growth covered with straight, appressed, fawn hairs, becoming ± glabrous.

Local occurrences

Dorrigo National Park

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, oil dots minute, glaucous below; narrow–elliptic to oblong–elliptic, mostly 5 to 9 cm long, 1.5 to 3.5 cm wide, apex bluntly acuminate, upper surface green and glossy, lower surface slightly glaucous and with scattered hairs when young, oil dots relatively large and crowded; secondary veins 6 to 12 pairs, reticulum obscure, not areolate; petiole 5 to 10 mm long.

Endiandra introrsa
Endiandra introrsa

Inflorescence.—Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers c. 3 mm long, glabrous. Anthers dehiscing introrsely.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.— Globose, 40 to 50 mm diam., red turning black.

Ripe.—February to March

Endiandra introrsa