Alphitonia petriei—White Ash—RHAMNACEAE

Alphitonia petriei

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Habitat—In regrowth and on the margins of subtropical rainforest.

Distribution— North from Terania Creek in New South Wales and into Queensland; not common in N.S.W.

Description—Small to medium—sized tree; buds and young shoots reddish brown hairy, branchlets prominently ribbed.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, elliptic to oblong or ovate, usually 7–17 cm long, 3–7 cm wide, green and glossy above, white-hairy below with the veins rusty-hairy and prominently raised; petiole 10–14 mm long; stipules 1–2 mm long.

Alphitonia petriei
Alphitonia petriei

Inflorescence.—Small, creamish green in large clusters

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit—Depressed–globose, 10 to 15 mm diam., blackish. Seeds red.

Ripe.—Summer

Alphitonia petriei