Syzygium luehmannii—Riberry, Small-leaved Lilly Pilly—MYRTACEAE.

Syzygium luehmannii

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Habitat— Grows in littoral and subtropical rainforest.

Distribution—North from Kempsey in New South Wales into Queensland.

Description—Medium—sized to large buttressed tree, with smooth to slightly flaky bark; new growth pink.

Local occurrences

Black Head Flora Park, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Forster Cemetery, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Tuncurry Flora Park and Wallamba Cove.

Leaves.— Simple, entire, opposite with distinct oil dots and intramarginal vein, tapering or narrowed to a very long fine point; ovate to lanceolate, 2.5 to 7.5 cm long, 1 to 3 cm wide, apex long—acuminate, base mostly rounded, glabrous and glossy, lower surface paler; lateral veins faint, intramarginal vein distinct; oil glands numerous, distinct; petiole 2 to 6 mm long.

Syzygium luehmannii
Syzygium luehmannii

Inflorescence.—Compact, cymose, paniculate, terminal and in the upper axils; pedicels very short. Flowers mostly 5—merous. Petals 1.5 to 2.5 mm long, free and spreading. Stamens 3 to 6 mm long.

Flowering.—October to December.

Fruit.— obovoid or pyriform, 9 to 12 mm long, 6 to 10 mm diam., pink to red; seed solitary, embryo solitary with smooth cotyledons.

Ripe.—December to January.

Syzygium luehmannii