Leionema elatius subsp. beckleri—Tall Phebalium—RUTACEAE.

Leionema elatius

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Habitat—Grows in or near Warm—temperate and Dry Rainforest.

Distribution—North from Barrington Tops and Guy Fawkes River National Park in New South Wales and to The McPherson Range in Queensland; Not common. Chiefly on the escarpment ranges.

Description—Shrub to 5 m high.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops and Tapin Tops National Park

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, oil dots present, ± oblanceolate to elliptic, 1 to 1,5 cm long, slightly recurved, apex acute to obtuse,base tapering, margins entire or sometimes ± toothed or crenate towards apex, upper surface smooth and glossy, hairless, oil dots prominent, both surfaces gland–dotted; petiole about 5 mm long.

Leionema elatius

Inflorescence.—Terminal, cymose, scarcely exceeding the leaves; peduncle and pedicels slender. Mature flower bud obovoid, about 3 mm long. Calyx lobes fleshy, broad–triangular. Petals 3 to 4.5 mm long, pale yellow to white, glandular. Ovary ± globose, compact, c. 1 mm long, finely wrinkled, carpels with only a small sterile apical region.


Fruit.—Cocci slightly spreading, c. 4 mm long, beak not developed, wrinkled.

Ripe.—January to February.