Notelaea sp. Elcho Island (C.R.Dunlop 7597)
[Temporary phrase name]
Olive, Large Mock; Axe-breaker; Long Leaved Olive; Large Leaved Olive; Large Mock Olive; Olive, Long Leaved; Olive, Large Leaved
Often flowers and fruits as a shrub but may attain the dimensions of a small tree, not exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Cotyledons elongate-elliptic, about 7-10 x 2 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrow elliptic to ovate, apex acute, base attenuate or cuneate, glabrous, midrib and main lateral veins raised on the upper surface, forming loops inside the blade margin. Cataphylls present among the true leaves. Seed germination time 66 to 335 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Eastern Flat Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).