Melicope micrococca—Hairy-leaved Doughwood, White Euodia—RUTACEAE

Melicope micrococca

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Habitat—Common in regrowth and on margins of most types of warmer rainforest.

Distribution— North from the Illawarra region in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Shrub or slender tree up to 27 m high, glabrous or often softly pubescent on young growth and leaflets.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Copeland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Red Head, Talawahl Nature Reserve and Wingham Brush

Leaves.— Compound, leaflets 3 with distinct oil dots; leaflets obovate to oblong−obovate, 2.5 to 13 cm long, 1.2 to 5 cm wide, apex bluntly acuminate, base cuneate or attenuate, glabrous or lower surface sometimes pubescent, oil dots obvious; petiole 1 to 9.5 cm long; lateral petiolules ± absent, terminal petiolule 3 to 13 mm long.

Melicope micrococca
Melicope micrococca

Inflorescence.—Panicles up to 8 cm long. Sepals c. 1 mm long, minutely hairy. Petals 3 to 4 mm long, white, persistent in fruit. Stamens 4 longer than the petals.

Flowering.— Summer

Fruit.—Cocci ovoid, 4 to 6 mm long, grey to black; seeds shiny, black.


Melicope micrococca