Alectryon oleifolius subsp. elongatus S.T.Reynolds
Reynolds, S.T. (1987), Notes on Sapindaceae, V. Austrobaileya 2(4): 337.
Leaves simple, alternate, drooping or pendulous. Stipules absent. Petiole 5-15 mm long. Leaf blade linear or narrow-elliptic to sub-falcate, 5-18 cm long, 4-18 mm wide, base tapered, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate. Pinnately veined with 20-25 pairs of main lateral veins, obscure both sides. Domatia absent. Leaf blade green to glaucous and hairless to sparsely hairy both sides.
Inflorescence axillary, thyrsoid or paniculate to 9 cm. Flowers functionally unisexual, plants monoecious, to 4 mm diameter. Calyx whitish, yellow, green or red, sepals fused basally, petals absent. Male flowers with 6-8 stamens with a rudimentary ovary; female flowers with staminodes; ovary superior with 2-4 locules.
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Occurs in NEQ and CEQ, distributed inland from Townville to north west of Canberra (in NSW). Occasionally found in dry vine thicket communities, most commonly found in open communities. Two outlier specimens in the Kowanyama area (Cape York Peninsula, NEQ) have an atypical leaf form with much shorter obovate leaves > 1 cm wide and with fruit with a sparse indumentum of appressed hairs.