Samadera sp. Mt Nardi—Mt Nardi Samadera—SIMAROUBACEAE

Samadera sp. Mt Nardi

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Habitat— In Subtropical and Warm-temperate Rainforest and in regrowth, not common.

Distribution— Chiefly in the Alstonville, Nightcap Range and Springbrook areas, also near Dorrigo.

Description— Shrub.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.—Simple, alternate, entire, terminal buds hairy; Leaves stiff and leathery, rather thick, narrow–elliptic or narrow–lanceolate, apex blunt or bluntly pointed, base tapering. Upper surface dull dark green, lower surface paler and yellow–green; lateral veins numerous and almost transverse; petiole 4 to 7 mm long.

Samadera sp. Mt Nardi
Samadera sp. Mt Nardi

Inflorescence.—In clusters of 1 to 4, and each flower has 8 to 10 stamens, with filaments densely villous (covered in small hairs) on the outer surface, the sepals are 0.75 to 1 mm long and the red petals are approximately 2.5 mm in length.

Flowering.—November to March.

Fruit.— A drupe, ovoid and laterally flattened, 1.5 to 2 cm long, orange to red, often 2 to 3 fruit together.

Ripe.—February to April

Samadera sp. Mt Nardi