Quintinia verdonii—Grey Possumwood, Smooth Possumwood—PARACRYPHIACEAE

Quintinia verdonii

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Habitat— Grows in Subtropical and Warm−temperate Rainforest, chiefly on the ranges over 600 m altitude, but also in coastal gullies.

Distribution— North from Gloucester in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Medium−sized tree to 17 m high, young stems, petioles and lower surface of leaves covered with pale−coloured surface glands

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Dingo Tops and Ellenborough Falls

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, no oil dots, numerous surface glands below, oblong−elliptic to oblong−obovate, 5 to 15 cm long, 1.5 to 5 cm wide, apex shortly and bluntly acuminate to rounded, margins entire, lamina glabrous, leathery, reticulation scarcely visible on upper surface, lower surface dotted with ± colourless glands; petiole 10 to 25 mm long, thick, green or reddish

Quintinia verdonii
Quintinia verdonii

Inflorescence.— Racemes in upper axils, 10 to 15 mm long; pedicels 3 to 4 mm long. Calyx 1 to 2 mm long, petals 2 to 3 mm long, white

Flowering.— November to December

Fruit.—Capsule globose, c. 2 mm long

Ripe.—Late Summer to Autumn.