Guioa semiglauca—Guioa—SAPINDACEAE.

Guioa semiglauca

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Habitat—Grows in warmer rainforest from the coast to the ranges, often in regrowth.

Distribution—North from Boyne State Forest (Batemans Bay district) and west to Macleay River gorges in New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Tree up to 6 m high, bark smooth, grey to dark grey, often ± spotted; new growth pubescent.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Red Head, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Tiona, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba River Area, Wallingat National Park, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Compound, mostly alternate, leaflets 2 to 6, entire, rachis—tip projecting beyond last leaflet with terminal spur. Leaves 8 to 15 cm long, obovate to narrow—elliptic, 3 to 10 cm long, 1 to 4 cm wide, apex obtuse or mucronate or rarely acute, base attenuate; upper surface dull, dark green and glabrous; lower surface glaucous, greyish green, gland—dotted and finely hairy; petiole 10 to 30 mm long, sometimes ± winged in some juvenile plants; petiolules 2 to 4 mm long, pulvinate.

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Inflorescence—Panicles axillary, mostly 3 to 10 cm long. Petals 2 to 2.5 mm long, white.


Fruit—Capsule 8 to 10 mm long, 10 to 14 mm diam., reddish, lobes 2 or 3, spreading; aril yellow, long—tailed.

Ripe.—Late Summer.

Guioa semiglauca