Notelaea longifolia forma. intermedia—Mock Olive—OLEACEAE.

Notelaea longifolia

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Habitat—In and on the margin of all types of rainforest particularly drier types.

Distribution—Extends from Watagan State Forest, north to Acacia Creek area in New South Wales..

Description—Tree to c. 9 m high, often with a dense crown; branchlets grey or brown, usually with conspicuous white lenticels; axillary buds 2 to 4, pointed, glabrous or hairy.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Forster Park and Marina, Golden Ponds Reserve, Goldens Road Wetlands, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, The Islands, The Sanctuary, Tiona, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Waitui Falls, Wallamba River Area, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, entire, ± hairless, leathery to stiff. Leaves variable in size and shape, narrow—lanceolate to broad—ovate, 3.5 to 16cm long, 1 to 5.6 cm wide, apex acute or long—acute or sometimes blunt, base tapering into the petiole; upper surface dark green, lower surface pale, texture stiff, venation conspicuous; petiole 5 to 15 mm long. Leaves, stems and axillary buds sparsely hairy.

Notelaea longifolia
Notelaea longifolia

Inflorescence—Racemes <2 cm long, lengthening in fruit; 5 to 13—flowered. Calyx 1.5 to 2.5mm long. Petals 1.5 to 2.5mm long, creamish green. Stamens 1 to 2 mm long

Flowering.—April to October.

Fruit—Drupe ovoid, 10 to 16mm long, bluish black

Ripe.—December to January.

Notelaea longifolia