Syncarpia glomulifera subsp. glomulifera—Turpentine—MYRTACEAE.

Syncarpia glomulifera

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Habitat—Often grows as an emergent near the margins of rainforest or in wet sclerophyll forest, often on heavier soils.

Distribution—Widespread in coastal districts and the lower ranges, north from Murramarang National Park (Ulladulla district) in New South Wales to North Queensland.

Description—: Tall tree with fibrous to stringy, persistent bark.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cliff Road, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Beach, Dixon Property, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Red Head, Second Head, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Tuncurry Flora Park, Waitui Falls and Wallingat National Park.

Leaves.— Simple, in whorls or pseudo—whorls, resin present in petioles or twigs, oil dots numerous; ovate to narrow—ovate, 7 to 11 cm long, 2.5 to 4.5 cm wide, upper surface dull green, lower surface usually white—hairy; petiole 0.7 to 1.3 mm long.

Syncarpia glomulifera
Syncarpia glomulifera

Inflorescence.—Pubescent; peduncle 2.5 to 5 cm long. Sepals short, persistent in fruit. Petals ovate, 5 to 8 mm long. Stamens apparently in 2 whorls, 8 to 10 mm long.

Flowering.—October to December.

Fruit.—Multiple fruit globose to depressed—globose, 10 to 20 mm diam.; seeds c. 2 mm long.

Ripe.—November to January.

Syncarpia glomulifera