Notelaea lloydii—Narrow-leaved Mock-Olive—OLEACEAE

Notelaea lloydii

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Habitat— In and on the margins of Dry Rainforest and Vine Thickets.

Distribution— Endemic to Queensland, in the Boonah district and on the outskirts of Brisbane.

Description— Multistemmed shrub to 4 m high.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, entire, ± hairless, leathery to stiff. Leaves linear, sometimes slightly falcate, 7 to 14 cm long, apex acute, base tapered, margins entire and slightly raised and recurved, hairless except for fine hairs towards the base, both surfaces finely warty, lateral veins faint; petiole 1 to 2 mm long, finely hairy. Axillary buds 1 or 2 hairy.

Notelaea lloydii
Notelaea lloydii

Inflorescence.— In racemes, petals 1.5 to 2.5 mm long, creamish green.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.— A drupe, ovoid, 6 to 8 mm long, dark blue.

Ripe.— Summer

Notelaea lloydii