Syzygium smithii (Synonym: Acmena smithii)—Lilly Pilly, Midjuburi, Cadigal)—MYRTACEAE.

Syzygium smithii

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Habitat— Widespread in rainforest, from the coast to ranges, often along watercourses.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Shrubs or trees with smooth to slightly flaky bark; twigs often 4—angled or shortly 4—winged, bark on older stems cracking longitudinally.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Golden Ponds Reserve, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Little Street, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba Cove, Wallamba River Area and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, intramarginal vein, entire, varying in shape from narrow—lanceolate to broad—ovate or elliptic, mostly 3 to 11 cm long and 1 to 5 cm wide, apex acuminate and usually with a narrow rounded tip, base cuneate, glabrous, upper surface glossy to dull, lower surface paler; lateral veins numerous and ± distinct, intramarginal vein evident; oil glands usually numerous and conspicuous; petiole 2 to 9 mm long.

Syzygium smithii
Syzygium smithii

Inflorescence.—Panicles terminal. Petals ± circular, irregular in shape, 1 to 1.5 mm long, ± cohering. Stamens 1 to 3 mm long.

Flowering.—November to February.

Fruit.— Globose, 8 to 20 mm diam., white to purple.

Ripe.—January to May.

Syzygium smithii