Cryptocarya erythroxylon— Rose Maple, Pigeonberry Ash—LAURACEAE
Habitat—Found in subtropical rainforest in coastal ranges from 500–1050 m alt.
Distribution— North from Barrington Tops district in New South Wales and into Queensland.
Description—Large tree, often slightly buttressed, bark white or greyish; new growth with white or brownish, appressed hairs.
Leaves.— Simple, alternate, oil dots minute, glaucous below, ovate to lanceolate, occasionally elliptic, usually 5 to 14 cm long, 2 to 5 cm wide, apex strongly acuminate (canopy leaves bluntly acuminate), upper surface glabrous and glossy green, lower surface whitish and ± glabrous in mature leaves (sometimes with very scattered appressed hairs); secondary veins brownish, strongly curved and extending unbranched to near the margin, reticulum coarse, not areolate; petiole 10 to 15 mm long, glabrous.
Inflorescence.—In panicles, shorter than leaves
Flowering.—Summer to Autumn
Fruit.— Ovoid, 15 to 20 mm long, 12 to 15 mm diam
Ripe.—April to October