Baloghia inophylla — Brush Bloodwood, Ivory Birch, Scrub Bloodwood —EUPHORBIACEAE

Baloghia inophylla

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Habitat—Widespread in all types of warmer rainforest.

Distribution— North from Tilba Tilba on the south coast of New South Wales into Queensland.

Description—Medium sized tree exuding a clear sap from the stem when cut that turns bright red.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Cliff Road, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Elizabeth Beach, Karloo Street Reserve, One Mile Beach, Red Head, Sea Acres National Park, Stephen Street Reserve, Tiona, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, entire, with indistinct translucent dots, leaves not aromatic when crushed, scale leaves 2, leaving a scar encircling the stem above some pairs of leaves. All leaves opposite, lamina elliptic to oblong, 5 to 15 cm long, 2 to 6 cm wide, thick, both surfaces glabrous, green and shining, paler below; lamina glands c. 3 mm above the base; petiole 4 to 10 mm long.

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Inflorescence— Terminal, petals c. 10 mm long, usually white.

Flowering.—June to September

Fruit—Fruit 12 to 18 mm diam., green turning brown.

Ripe.—Winter-Summer

Baloghia inophylla