Common name: White Tamarind
Elattostachys xylocarpa (A.Cunn. ex F.Muell.) Radlk. APNI*
Synonyms: Cupania xylocarpa F.Muell. APNI*
Elattostachys bidwillii (Benth.) Radlk. APNI*
Description: Tree to 10 m high, young leaves often reddish; new growth rusty-pubescent.
Leaves 6–15 cm long, rachis extended beyond last leaflet; leaflets 2–6, elliptic to obovate, 3–8 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, apex obtuse to acute, base obtuse to acute, margins usually irregularly toothed or sometimes ± entire, upper surface shiny and glabrous or finely hairy, lower surface ± rusty hairy; secondary veins 8–12 pairs; domatia prominent, as hair-tufts in vein angles; petiole 1–4 cm long, petiolules 1–2 mm long.
Inflorescences 1–5 cm long. Petals c. 4 mm long.
Capsule ± obovoid, 15–20 mm long, woody, outer surface yellowish, sutures pink; seeds black, aril white to purplish.
Distribution and occurrence: in dry rainforest, north from Orara R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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