Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Myrsine achradifolia F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1868) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 164. Type: Ad Rockinghams Bay; Dallachy.
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding dark pattern in the blaze.
Brown or reddish oil dots visible with a lens. Leaf blades elliptical to oblanceolate to obovate, about 8-22 x 3-9 cm. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Lateral veins 18-24 on each side of the midrib. Petioles usually more than 10 mm long (10-32mm), often purplish and producing a small quantity of purple exudate when broken.
Inflorescence much shorter than the leaves, only about as long as the petioles. Pedicels short, about 3-8 mm long. Corolla tube about 1-3 mm long, corolla lobes about 2 mm long, papillose on the outer surface. Ovary about 1.5-2 x 2 mm, stigma short and capitate, papillose, obscurely lobed. Ovules 3-4.
Infructescence much shorter than the leaves, barely exceeding the petioles, pedicels about 4-8 mm long. Calyx lobes persistent at the base of the fruit. Fruits globular or ellipsoid, about 5-9 x 5-9 mm.
A desirable tree with large, hairy, lobed leaves deserving of wider use. Flowers are in large conspicuous panicles and contrast with the foliage.