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Fruit and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and fruit.. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Ehretia acuminata R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 497. Type: Port Jackson, R. Brown; holo: BM.
Ehretia acuminata R.Br. var. acuminata, Flora Australiensis 4: 388(1868), Type: ?. Ehretia acuminata var. pyrifolia (D.Don) I.M.Johnst., Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 32: 23(1951), Type: Nepal, Wallich (K). Ehretia serrata Roxb., Flora Indica (Carey) 1: 596(1832), Type: This tree has been introduced from Bhotan, and is now growing and bearing fruit in Dr. Glasss garden at Bhagulpoora.
Ash, Silky; Churnwood; Koda; Kodo Wood; Silky Ash; Brown Cedar
Deciduous; leafless for a period in August or September. Stems of large trees generally fluted and convoluted. Blaze darkens rapidly on exposure. Oak grain visible in the inner blaze and wood.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ and southwards as far as south eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 800 m. Usually grows in drier scrubs, seldom found in any abundance. Probably occurs outside Australia in Malesia and SE Asia depending on the interpretation of the sub-specific taxa.
Fruit eaten by several species of birds. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
A food plant for the larval stages of the Hairy Lineblue and Common Aeroplane Butterflies. Common & Waterhouse (1981).