Endiandra muelleri subsp. muelleri—Green-leaved Rose Walnut—LAURACEAE

Endiandra muelleri

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Habitat— In Subtropical, Warm Temperate and Littoral Rainforest.

Distribution— North from Allyn River in the Hunter valley in New South Wales to Kroombit Tops near Gladstone in Queensland.

Description—Medium sized to large tree to 30 m high, shortly buttressed and often flanged, bark brown, often with loose, rounded plates; young growth ± hairless.

Local occurrences

North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour and Tapin Tops National Park

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, oil dots minute, domatia present, ± hairless. Leaves with length to breadth ratio between 2.5 and 3.5:1; broad–lanceolate to elliptic, usually 6 to 12 cm long, 3 to 5 cm wide, moderately glossy, brown or green when dried; midrib warty on lower surface, sometimes 3–veined from near base, reticulum finely and evenly areolate; small domatia often present as pockets along midvein; petiole 5 to 10 mm long, upper surface channelled. Twigs covered with straight apressed hairs. Branchlets ± hairless.

Inflorescence.—Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers commonly 2 mm long, yellowish, hairy.

Flowering.—Summer

Fruit.—Fruit a drupe, ovoid, 1.5 to 2 cm long, black, stalk 1 to 7 mm long.

Ripe.—April

Endiandra muelleri