Syzygium hemilamprum subsp hemilamprum (Synonym: Acmena hemilampra subsp. hemilampra)— Broad-leaved Lilly Pilly, Blush Satinash—MYRTACEAE.

Syzygium hemilamprum subsp hemilamprum

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Habitat— Grows in subtropical and littoral rainforest.

Distribution—North from Iluka New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory.

Description—Medium—sized to tall trees with flaky, often fissured bark; bark on twigs smooth, becoming slightly flaky with age.

Local occurrences

Bundjalung National Park, Chapmans Road Tuncurry, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Iluka nature Reserve and Raintrees Diamond Beach.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, intramarginal vein, entire, oil dots distinct, broad—lanceolate to elliptic, 4 to 13 cm long, 2 to 5 cm wide, apex usually bluntly acuminate, base cuneate, margins undulate, glabrous, upper surface ± glossy, lower surface paler and sometimes glaucous; lateral veins numerous, intramarginal vein distinct; oil glands variable in size and frequency, distinct; petiole 2 to 10 mm long.

Syzygium hemilamprum subsp hemilamprum
Syzygium hemilamprum subsp hemilamprum

Inflorescence.—Panicles terminal. Petals ± circular, irregular in shape, 1 to 1.5 mm long, ± cohering. Stamens 0.5 to 2.5 mm long.

Flowering.—October to November.

Fruit.—± globose, 8 to 20 mm diam., white.

Ripe.—January to February.

Syzygium hemilamprum subsp hemilamprum