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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Elaeocarpus ferruginiflorus C.T.White
White, C.T. (1933) Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 4: 66. Type: Mt. Bellenden Ker, alt. 5200 ft., W.Sayer (type), distributed by F. v. Mueller as E. foveolatus..
Northern Quandong; Quandong; Quandong, Northern; Rusty Leaf Quandong
Lenticels very pale, tending to be arranged in vertical lines. White vertical stripes often visible in the outer blaze.
Young leaves and shoots covered with a dense layer of rusty hairs which rub off easily and are shed as each leaf matures. Leaf blade rather thick and stiff, about 3.5-6 x 1.5-3.5 cm. Domatia are foveoles.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate, margin finely crenate, but each tooth ending in an aristate point; glabrous on the upper surface; secondary venation quite pronounced.
Distribution and Ecology
In horticulture this is a slow growing small tree with striking rusty coloured new foliage.