Quintinia sieberi— Possumwood, Brown Possumwood, Pink Corkwood, Pink Wood—PARACRYPHIACEAE

Quintinia sieberi

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Habitat—Grows in cool and warm–temperate Rainforest, mostly in mountain areas above 900 m alt. but also in coastal forests.

Distribution— North from the Budawang Range in New South Wales to the McPherson Range in Queensland

Description—Medium–sized tree to 25 m high, young stems, petioles and lower surface of leaves with reddish surface glands.

Local occurrences

Ellenborough Falls

Leaves.—Simple, alternate, entire with numerous surface glands below, elliptic to oblong–elliptic, 5 to 12 cm long, 1.5 to 5 cm wide, apex shortly acuminate, margins entire, lamina glabrous, leathery, reticulation usually prominent on upper surface, lower surface dotted with red glands; petiole 8 to 12 mm long, thick, green or reddish.

Inflorescence.—Panicles 8 to 15 cm long; pedicels 1 to 1.5 mm long. Calyx < 1 mm long. Petals 2 to 4 mm long, spreading, white.

Flowering.—October to November

Fruit.—Capsule globose, 2–3 mm long.

Ripe.—Summer