Acronychia laevis—Glossy Acronychia, Hard Aspen—RUTACEAE

Acronychia laevis

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Habitat— Grows in dry and subtropical rainforest.

Distribution— North from the Nightcap Range in New South Wales to North Queensland.

Description—Small to medium-sized tree to 12 m high, glabrous

Local occurrences

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Tallwoods

Leaves.— 1—foliolate, opposite, entire, oil dots distinct, lamina elliptic to oblong—elliptic or obovate, 2.5 to 9.5 cm long, 1 to 5 cm wide, apex obtuse to bluntly acuminate and sometimes notched, base cuneate, glabrous, both surfaces glossy, oil dots numerous and obvious; petiole 3 to 30 mm long.

Acronychia laevis
Acronychia laevis

Inflorescence.—Few to many—flowered, 1.5 to 7 cm long. Sepals 0.7 to 2 mm long. Petals 6 to 10 mm long, creamy—white.

Flowering.—May to June and January-February, mainly Summer.

Fruit—Mitre—shaped to ± globose, 6 to 12 mm diam., glabrous, white to purplish

Ripe.—May to June

Acronychia laevis