Endiandra muelleri subsp. bracteata—Northern Rose Walnut—LAURACEAE

Endiandra muelleri

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Habitat— Usually in subtropical rainforest, chiefly at lower altitudes; rare in N.S.W.

Distribution— North from Maclean in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Tree to 30 m high, shortly buttressed and often flanged, bark brown, often with loose, rounded plates; young growth hairy.

Local occurrences

North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, oil dots minute, domatia usually absent, ovate to elliptic, usually 5 to 14 cm long, sometimes 3-veined from near base, reticulum finely and evenly areolate; main veins on lower surface of leaves rusty-tomentose; lower surface of mature leaves distinctly hairy with straight and crooked hairs. Twigs with straight and crooked, appressed and erect hairs; perianth segments glabrous on the outside

Inflorescence.—Panicles shorter than leaves. Flowers c. 2 mm long, yellowish, perianth segments glabrous on the outside.

Flowering.—Summer

Fruit.—Fruit ovoid, c. 20 mm long, black.

Ripe.—April

Endiandra muelleri