Pouteria chartacea—Thin-leaved Coondoo—SAPOTACEAE

Pouteria chartacea

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Habitat— In coastal Subtropical and Littoral Rainforest.

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

Description— Small tree.

Local occurrences

The North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, milky latex in petioles. Latex milky, rather scant in petioles, obvious in cut branchlets. Leaves oblanceolate to narrow–obovate, 8 to 21 cm long, apex shortly drawn out to a blunt point, base very gradually tapering, thin, ±hairless, both surfaces glossy and green, lower surface paler; petiole 3 to 10 mm long.

Pouteria chartacea
Pouteria chartacea

Inflorescence.— In axillary clusters of 3 to 7.

Flowering.— Summer

Fruit.— Fruit a berry, ovoid, 1 to 2 cm long, blackish; seeds 1 to 5, with an elongated white scar.

Ripe.—May to October.

Fruit.—Fruit a berry, ovoid, 1 to 2 cm long, blackish; seeds 1 to 5, with an elongated white scar.

Ripe.—May to October.

Pouteria chartacea