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Hairy-leaved bolly gum
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Neolitsea dealbata
Scientific classification
Genus:
Neolitsea
Species:
dealbata

Neolitsea dealbata, also known as hairy-leaved bolly gum, is a shrub or tree, in the family Lauraceae, which is native to Australia.

Description

The species grows up to 12 metres high. It has glossy, elliptic to obovate leaves which have whitish undersides. Younger leaves and branchlets are covered with brown hairs. It has small, 2 mm long flowers followed by rounded, black fruits which are about 8 mm in diameter and ripen from mid-autumn to early winter (April to June in Australia).

Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by Robert Brown in 1810 who gave it the name Tetranthera dealbata.

Distribution

The species is an understorey species found in rainforests in New South Wales and Queensland.

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