Acronychia octandra —Doughwood—RUTACEAE

Acronychia octandra

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Habitat—Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest

Distribution— North from the Bellinger River in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Tree to 30 m high, glabrous

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach and Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra.

Leaves.— Compound, 3–foliolate with distinct oil dots, leaflets narrow–obovate to oblong–elliptic, 8 to 22 cm long, 2 to 8 cm wide, apex obtuse to short–acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous and glossy, oil dots prominent and numerous; petiole 2 to 8 cm long, petiolules ± absent.

Acronychia octandra
Acronychia octandra

Inflorescence.— Panicles to 10 cm long. Sepals 2 to 3 mm long, pubescent. Petals greenish white, reflexed above the middle, c. 8 mm long, ± pubescent outside. Stamens 8, as long as or longer than the petals.

Flowering.—Spring to Summer

Fruit.— Comprised of 4 ascending, beaked carpels, fused only at base; carpels angled, c. 4 mm long, brown; seeds shiny, brown.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn