Synoum glandulosum— Scentless Rosewood—MELIACEAE.

Synoum glandulosum

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Habitat— Widespread in warmer rainforest.

Distribution— North from Milton, New South Wales into Queensland.

Description—Small tree to 7 m high, with brown scaly bark, new growth pubescent.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile 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, Tiona, Waitui Falls, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, leaflets 4 to 12, domatia present, true terminal leaf present, no exudates; 10 to 30 cm long; leaflets 3 to 11 with the terminal one largest, oblanceolate to obovate or oblong—elliptic, usually 4 to 10 cm long, 15 to 30 mm wide, apex usually blunt—acuminate, base attenuate, margins entire, glabrous except for ± prominent hairy domatia; petiole 2 to 6 cm long, petiolules 1 to 3 mm long.

Synoum glandulosum
Synoum glandulosum

Inflorescence.—Panicles 2 to 5 cm long; pedicels 2 to 3 mm long. Petals 4 to 6 mm long, white to pinkish. Staminal tube c. 5 mm long.


Fruit.—Capsule depressed—globose, 10 to 15 mm long, 10 to 20 mm diam., reddish, usually 3—lobed; aril red


Synoum glandulosum