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.


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