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Chionanthus axillaris R.Br.

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Leaves. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves and buds. © Australian Tropical Herbarium
Leaves and buds. © Australian Tropical Herbarium

Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae : 523. Type: Banks & Solander, North Queensland (?); Brown, R. Prod.: B. v.s.

Common name

Olive, Pimply; Pimply Olive


Tree to 40 cm dbh and 30 m tall.


Leaf blades about 9-14.5 x 3-5.2 cm. Petioles 3.5-6 mm long. Midrib raised on the upper surface. Lateral veins 9-11 pairs, forming loops inside the blade margin. Leafy twigs white or pale brown about 1 mm diam., lenticels small but usually present.


Inflorescences shorter than the leaves. Inflorescences and calyces pubescent.


Fruits ovoid, +/- pyriform.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range from 5-450 m. Grows as a tree in semi-deciduous notophyll vine forest, coastal rainforest and rainforest.

Linociera axillaris (R.Br.) Knobl., Botanisches Centralblatt 61 : 87(1895). Mayepea axillaris (R.Br.) F.Muell., Systematic Census of Australian Plants : 92(1883).
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