Flindersia schottiana —Cudgerie, Bumpy Ash, Southern Silver Ash—RUTACEAE.

Flindersia schottiana

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Habitat—Grows in lowland subtropical and littoral rainforest.

Distribution—North from the Hastings River, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Tree to 50 m high, trunk usually with scattered burls or bumps; branchlets, leaves and inflorescences glabrous to stellate–hairy.

Local occurrences

Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens and Great Lakes College-Forster Campus,

Leaves.— Compound, opposite, leaflets 9 to 19, distinct oil dots, mostly imparipinnate; leaflets 7 to 19, almost sessile, narrow–elliptic to ± oblong, usually falcate, 5 to 22 cm long, 1.5 to 6 cm wide, apex acute to ± acuminate, base cuneate to narrowly obtuse to cordate, asymmetric, usually much larger on young growth, upper surface shiny dark green, lower surface greyish, oil dots dense, distinct; lateral petiolules 0 to 2.5 mm long.

Flindersia schottiana
Flindersia schottiana

Inflorescence— Terminal, spreading, to 40 cm long. Sepals 1 to 1.5 mm long. Petals 4 to 6 mm long, white, sparsely hairy.

Flowering.—Late spring to early summer.

Fruit—Capsule woody, 8 to 13 cm long, valves separating fully; seeds 5 to 6 cm long, winged at both ends.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn.

Flindersia schottiana