Vesselowskya rubifolia—Southern Marara, Red Ash, Mountain Marara—CUNIONACEAE
Habitat— Mainly in Cool-temperate Rainforest dominated by Nothofagus moorei, often along streams.
Distribution— North from Barrington Tops to North West of Dorrigo in New South Wales.
Description—Shrub or small tree to 6 to 8 m. tall, with young growth, inflorescences, petioles and at least the veins on the lower surface of the leaves with long, appressed hairs.
Barrington Tops National Park
Leaves.—Compound, alternate, palmate, opposite 3 or 5–foliolate, digitate, margins with apiculate serrations, hirsute, more densely below than above, with hairs along midrib, nerves and lamina, pale brown–cream. Terminal leaflet blade 4 to 12 cm long, 2 to 4 cm wide, 13 to 17 nerved, elliptical, petiolule 8 to 11 mm long. Lateral leaflet blades 3 to 7 cm long, 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide, 9 to 13 nerved, slightly obovate–elliptical, petiolules 2 to 4 mm long. Basal leaflet blades 0.5 to 2.0 cm long, 0.5 to 1.7 cm wide,, 3 to 7 nerved, petiolules absent to 2 mm long. Stipules on terminal branches c. 8 to 12 mm long, 5 to 7 mm wide, on lateral branches c. two thirds smaller, peristent, interpetiolar, completely enclosing the developing bud, colleters (glands present at the base of the stipules)
Inflorescence.—Racemes 4 to 8 cm long, elongating up to 15 cm in fruit. Sepals and petals c. 1.5 mm long, whitish. Stamens 3 mm long
Flowering.—Spring and Autumn
Fruit.— A ovoid capsule, c. 3 mm long.
Ripe.—Summer and Winter