Hedycarya angustifolia— Native Mulberry—MONIMIACEAE

Hedycarya angustifolia

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Habitat—Widespread in and on the margins of Rainforest, especially in moist mountain gullies in Temperate Rainforest.

Distribution— North from Tasmania and into Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland

Description—Small tree, glabrous except for young shoots and flowers

Occurrences

Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra and Tapin Tops National Park.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, toothed, ovate to oblong–ovate, 5 to 10 cm long, 1.5 to 5 cm wide, margins toothed to ± entire, teeth blunt with callous points; lower surface paler; main veins prominent, yellowish above; petiole 3 to 30 mm long

Hedycarya angustifolia
Hedycarya angustifolia

Inflorescence.—Receptacle 6 to 7 mm diam. Perianth segments greenish.

Flowering.—Spring to Summer

Fruit.—Aggregate fruit ± globose, 6–8 mm diam., yellow, of 10–20 drupes packed together on receptacle

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn

Fruit.——Aggregate fruit ± globose, 6–8 mm diam., yellow, of 10–20 drupes packed together on receptacle

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn

Hedycarya angustifolia