Notelaea longifolia forma. glabra—Mock Olive—OLEACEAE.

Notelaea longifolia forma. glabra

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Habitat—In and on the margin of all types of rainforest.

Distribution—North from Dorrigo in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Tree to c. 9 m high, often with a dense crown; branchlets grey or brown, usually with conspicuous white lenticels; axillary buds 2 to 4, pointed, glabrous or hairy.

Local occurrences

Dorrigo National Park

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, entire, ± hairless, leathery to stiff. Leaves variable in size and shape, narrow—lanceolate to broad—ovate, 3.5 to 16cm long, 1 to 5.6 cm wide, apex acute or long—acute or sometimes blunt, base tapering into the petiole; upper surface dark green, lower surface pale, texture stiff, venation conspicuous; petiole 5 to 15 mm long. Leaves, stems and axillary buds glabrous, rarely with hairs.

Notelaea longifolia forma. glabra
Notelaea longifolia forma. glabra

Inflorescence—Racemes <2 cm long, lengthening in fruit; 5 to 13—flowered. Calyx 1.5 to 2.5mm long. Petals 1.5 to 2.5mm long, creamish green. Stamens 1 to 2 mm long

Flowering.—April to October.

Fruit—Drupe ovoid, 10 to 16mm long, bluish black

Ripe.—December to January.

Notelaea longifolia forma. glabra