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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Notelaea longifolia Vent.
Ventenat, E.P. (1803) Choix de Plantes: 25. Type: Arbrisseau toujours vert, originaire des Isles de la Mer du Sud, cultive quelques annees chez M. Cels. ....
Olive, Large Mock; Axe-breaker; Long Leaved Olive; Large Leaved Olive; Large Mock Olive; Olive, Long Leaved; Olive, Large Leaved
A small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Calyx glabrous, about 0.5-1 mm long, with four +/- triangular lobes. Corolla lobes about 1.5-2.5 mm long. Ovary flask-shaped, about 1.2-1.5 mm long. Style about 0.5 mm long with two short stigmatic lobes.
Cotyledons elongate-elliptic, about 8-10 x 2 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex acute, base attenuate or cuneate, glabrous, midrib and main lateral veins raised on the upper surface, forming loops inside the blade margin. Cataphylls present among the true leaves.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards to south-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 100 m. Usually grows in beach forest or stunted monsoon forest on old sand dunes.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Eastern Flat Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)