Eucryphia moorei— Eastern Leatherwood, Pinkwood, Plumwood, Stinkwood—CUNONIACEAE

Eucryphia moorei

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Habitat—Common in Warm–temperate rainforest and often the dominant in Cool–temperate rainforest.

Distribution— North from Victoria to near the Bulli Pass in New South Wales., often in gullies.

Description— Tree or tall shrub with numerous epicormic shoots arising from the swollen base of the trunk.


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Leaves.— Compound, pinnate, opposite, entire, mostly 5 to 15 cm long; leaflets usually 5 to 13 but often reduced to 3 on flowering branches, ± oblong, 1 to 7 cm long, mostly 5 to 15 mm wide, margins entire, lamina leathery, upper surface dark green and ± glabrous, lower surface white–tomentose; petiole 10 to 30 mm long; lateral leaflets sessile, terminal petiolule 5 to 10 mm long; stipules 5 to 8 mm long

Eucryphia moorei
Eucryphia moorei

Inflorescence.—Bracts c. 10 mm below the flower. Calyptra 5 to 8 mm long. Petals 10 to 15 mm long, white. Stamens 8 to 10 mm long.

Flowering.—January to March

Fruit.—Capsule oblong or ovoid, 8 to 15 mm long, hairy.


Eucryphia moorei