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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, transverse section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Leaves and fruits. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Olea paniculata R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 523. Type: (J. T.) v.v., Port Jackson(?).
Olea thozettii Pancher & Sebert, Notice sur les Bois de la Nouvelle Caledonie: 183(1874), Type: Rockhampton (province de Queensland, Australie), par M. Thozet.
Marblewood; Olive, Australian; Olive, Native; Native Olive; Marble-wood; Ironwood; Clove Berry; Australian Olive; Pigeonberry Ash; Marvey; Maulwood; Ash, Pigeonberry
Blaze darkening on exposure. Blaze odour may resemble that of cucumber (Cucumis sativus).
Leaf blades about 5-10 x 2-4.5 cm. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Domatia are small foveoles often with hairs around the orifice. Pale coloured lenticels usually obvious on the twigs.
Calyx tube + lobes about 1-1.5 mm long, lobes about 0.2-0.4 mm long. Corolla lobes about 2-3 x 1.7 mm. Pollen yellow. Ovary about 1 mm long. Stigma pale green, globular. Ovules 2 per locule, pendulous from the apex of the ovary.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 16-29 x 15-18 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous on the upper surface, domatia are small crater-like foveoles usually hairy inside; petiole and stem clothed in pale, flat scales often extending along the midrib on the undersurface of the leaf blade.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards to coastal central New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 900 m. Grows in well developed rain forest but tends to be more common in drier, more seasonal rain forest. Also occurs in Malesia and the Pacific islands.
Fruit eaten by several species of birds. Cooper & Cooper (1994).