Acronychia pubescens—Hairy Acronychia—RUTACEAE

Acronychia pubescens

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Habitat—Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate Rainforest.

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

Description— Tall shrub or small tree to 15 m high, branchlets and inflorescences hairy.

Local occurrences

North Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo National Park, Junuy Juluum National Park and Raintrees Diamond Beach.

Leaves.— Compound, 3-foliolate or sometimes 1-foliolate, oil dots present; leaflets sessile, oblanceolate to narrow−obovate or oblong−elliptic, 5.5 to 22 cm long, 1.8 to 7.7 cm wide, apex usually acuminate to a ± blunt point, base cuneate, lower surface usually hairy at least on midrib and veins, oil dots distinct but sparse; petiole 8 to 85 mm long, tomentose to glabrescent.

Acronychia pubescens
Acronychia pubescens

Inflorescence.— Few to many−flowered, 3 to 5.5 cm long. Sepals 1 to 2.5 mm long. Petals 6 to 10 mm long, whitish.

Flowering.— Most of the year. Observed in late May.

Fruit.—Ellipsoid to ± globose, 12 to 20 mm diam., sparsely-hairy or hairs confined to apex, creamy to yellowish.

Ripe.—Most of the year. Observed in April