Cryptocarya microneura —Murrogun—LAURACEAE

Cryptocarya microneura

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Habitat—Subtropical, Littoral and Dry Rainforest.

Distribution—North from Batemans Bay, New South Wales into North Queensland.

Description—Shrub to small tree; young growth covered in straight, appressed, fawn hairs, eventually becoming ± glabrous.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head, Booti Hill, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Copeland, Dixon Property, Forster Cemetery, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Waitui Falls, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, oil dots minute, no domatia, not 3—veined, not glaucous, oblong—lanceolate to oblong—elliptic, 6 to 12 cm long, 20 to 35 mm wide, apex bluntly acuminate, both surfaces glabrous, upper surface green and glossy, lower surface paler; midrib raised and rounded below, slightly raised above, whitish in fresh leaves, secondary veins curving unbranched towards the margin, reticulum equally distinct on both surfaces, finely areolate; petiole 4 to 8 mm long.

Cryptocarya microneura
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Cryptocarya microneura

Inflorescence—Panicles mostly shorter than leaves. ca 4 mm long, yellowish, pubescent.

Flowering.—April to May.

Fruit— ± globose, pointed, c. 12 mm long, black.

Ripe.—December to July.

Cryptocarya microneura