Diospyros laurina (R.Br.) Jessup
Jessup, L.W. (2014) Austrobaileya 9(2): 175-178.
Tree to 20 m but often flowering as a shrub. Outer dead bark brown to almost black in colour.
Leaf blades about 6-13 x 2-5 cm. Oil dots visible with a lens. Glands usually 1-3, scattered, black, usually visible on the underside of the leaf blade in basal half. Petiole grooved on the upper surface and midrib depressed on the upper surface. Young shoots clothed in brown prostrate silky hairs. Lateral veins inconspicuous, 6-10 pairs.
Both male and female flowers outer surface of the calyx and corolla clothed in brown appressed hairs. Male inflorescence axes branched, 1.5-5 mm long, with 3-12 flowers. Male flowers calyx tube 4.5-5.5 mm long, lobes 3; corolla tube 8-11 mm long, lobes 3; stamens 9, free from corolla tube; pistillode 1-1.5 mm long. Female flowers 1(-3) in each axil; calyx tube 4.5-5 mm long, lobes 3(-4); corolla tube 7-8 mm long, lobes 3; staminods absent; ovary 4-4.5 mm long, hairy.
Cotyledons ovate, obtuse at the base, about 18-20 x 12-14 mm. Oil dots small, visible only with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade hairy on the upper surface. Oil dots small, visible only with a lens. One to six black glands visible on the underside of the leaf blade on each side of the midrib. Terminal bud, stem and petiole densely clothed in long pale brown hairs. Seed germination time 16 to 25 days.
Maba laurina R.Br., Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 527 (1810), Type: Cumberland Islands, Australia, R. Brown, Oct. 17, 1802. Maba cupulosa F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 164(1865), Lectotype: [Queensland.] Rockingham Bay, s.dat., J. Dallachy s.n. (lecto: K 000792604). Maba rufa Labill., Sertum Austro-Caledonicum : 33(1825), Type: ? (not cited). Maba sericocarpa F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 164(1865), Type: Ad sinum Rockinghams Bay. Dallachy. Diospyros seriocarpa F.Muell., Intercolonial Exhibition Essays 1866 -1 867, No. 5 Australian Vegetation : 35(1867). Diospyros cupulosa (F.Muell.) F.Muell., Australian vegetation : 35, (1866).