Cryptocarya triplinervis var triplinervis—Three-veined Cryptocarya—LAURACEAE

Cryptocarya triplinervis

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Habitat— Common in warmer rainforest, especially in littoral rainforest.

Distribution— North from Smoky Cape, New South Wales and Queensland..

Description—Small to medium-sized trees; branchlets hairy.

Local occurrences

Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Tallwoods and Waitui Falls.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, oil dots minute, 3—veined from the base, domatia present, hairy especially along the veins; broad—lanceolate to ovate, 5 to 10 cm long, 20 to 40 mm wide, upper surface glossy, green, lower surface of mature leaves covered in straight, ± appressed, white hairs; domatia often present; tertiary veins prominent, reticulum finely areolate; petiole c. 10 mm long.

Cryptocarya triplinervis
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Cryptocarya triplinervis

Inflorescence—Panicles usually shorter than leaves. Flowers c. 3.5 mm long, yellowish, pubescent.

Flowering.—September to October.

Fruit—Ovoid, slightly ribbed, c. 12 mm long, purple-black.

Ripe.—February to May.

Cryptocarya triplinervis