Elaeocarpus sedentarius — Minyon Quandong—ELAEOCARPACEAE

Elaeocarpus sedentarius

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Habitat—Grows in Warm-temperate Rainforest / Brush Box forest.

Distribution—In the Whian Whian and Nullum forest areas New South Wales; very rare.

Description—Medium-sized tree

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves. Simple, entire or shallowly crenate, alternate, 1—foliolate, domatia absent, lamina elliptic to obovate, usually 7 to 15 cm long, 4 to 8 cm wide, apex acuminate, lower surface glaucous and with scattered hairs, especially along veins; petiole 3 to 6 cm long.

Elaeocarpus sedentarius
Elaeocarpus sedentarius

Inflorescence—Racemes borne amongst the leaves, few—flowered, 2 to 5 cm long; pedicels 2 to 4 mm long. Petals 5 to 7 mm long, each divided into c. 15 linear lobes, whitish. Stamens c. 25, shortly awned, filament longer than the anther.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.—Globose, 20 to 35 mm diam., blue, stone shallowly sculptured, not grooved

Ripe.—March