Notelaea longifolia forma. longifolia—Large Mock Olive—OLEACEAE.

Notelaea longifolia

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Habitat—In and on the margin of all types of rainforest particularly drier types.

Distribution— North from the Myall Lakes National Park in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Tree to c. 9 m high, often with a dense crown; branchlets grey or brown, usually with conspicuous white lenticels; axillary buds 2 to 4, pointed, glabrous or hairy.

Local occurrences

Barrington Tops National Park, Crowdy Bay National Park, Kiwarrak State Forest, Myall Lakes National Park, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Talawahl State Conservation Area, Tapin Tops National Park and Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, entire, ± hairless, leathery to stiff. Leaves variable in size and shape, narrow—lanceolate to broad—ovate, 3.5 to 16cm long, 1 to 5.6 cm wide, apex acute or long—acute or sometimes blunt, base tapering into the petiole; upper surface dark green, lower surface pale, texture stiff, venation conspicuous;petiole 5 to 15 mm long. Leaves (especially on lower surface), young stems, petioles, axillary buds and rachis of inflorescences pubescent.

Notelaea longifolia
Notelaea longifolia

Inflorescence—Racemes <2 cm long, lengthening in fruit; 5 to 13—flowered. Calyx 1.5 to 2.5 mm long. Petals 1.5 to 2.5 mm long, creamish green. Stamens 1 to 2 mm long

Flowering.—April to October.

Fruit—Drupe ovoid, 10 to 16mm long, bluish black

Ripe.—December to January.

Notelaea longifolia