Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus —Ribbonwood, Chinaman's Cedar —ANACARDIACEAE

Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus

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Habitat—Subtropical, Littoral, Dry Rainforests and Wet Sclerophyll Forest.

Distribution— North from Jervis Bay in New South Wales to Cooktown Queensland.

Description—Medium sized tree to 45m by 90cm diam. Branches when broken have a mango or mandarin scented sap. Trunk often flanged or buttressed in large trees. Bark brown, usually wrinkled and finely scaly.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Cliff Road, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Forster Cemetery, Golden Ponds Reserve, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, Little Street, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Tern Island, Tiona, Tonie's Gully, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath and Zamia Place Reserve

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, leaflets 4 to 12, domatia present, true terminal leaf absent, fresh twigs and petioles exuding clear sap when cut; pinnate, 4 to 10 leaflets, no terminal leaf. Leaflets alternate or sub-opposite, 5 to 10 cm long, elliptic or ovate, curved, juveniles gently lobed, apex drawn out into a long point, base asymmetrical, upper surface glossy dark green, lower surface paler. Midrib raised, veins distinct on lower surface. Domatia present on under surface as small tufts of hair. Stems 3 to 8 cm, swollen at base.

Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus
Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus
Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus

Inflorescence.—Creamy pink to white, small to 2 mm in large terminal panicles.

Flowering.—October to December

Fruit—Drupe, black, scented, egg shaped up to 1cm in diameter each containing one seed, obliquely egg—shaped, 6 to 8mm long, purple black.

Ripe.—December to January

Euroschinus falcatus var. falcatus