Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Chionanthus ramiflorus Roxb.
Roxburgh, W. in Carey, W. (ed.) (1820) Flora Indica 1: 106. Type: A native of the Moluccas. Flowering time March and April. Seed ripe in September.
Olive, Northern; Northern Olive; Native Olive
Yellowish layers in the blaze.
Inflorescence as long as or longer than the leaves. Sepals to about 1 mm long. Petals about 2-2.5 mm long, +/- ovate to almost orbicular.
Fruits ovoid, about 18-25 x 12-15 mm.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 600 m. Grows in rain forest, seasonal rain forest, monsoon forest and beach forest. Also occurs in Asia and Malesia.
Natural History & Notes
Fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Linociera ramiflora (Roxb.) DC., Prodromus 8: 297(1844). Mayepea ramiflora (Roxb.) F.Muell., Systematic Census of Australian Plants : 92(1883).
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