Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Olea paniculata R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae : 523. Type: (J. T.) v.v., Port Jackson(?).
Marblewood; Olive, Australian; Olive, Native; Native Olive; Marble-wood; Ironwood; Clove Berry; Australian Olive; Pigeonberry Ash; Marvey; Maulwood; Ash, Pigeonberry
Blaze darkening on exposure. Blaze odour may resemble that of cucumber (Cucumis sativus).
Cotyledons elliptic, about 16-29 x 15-18 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous on the upper surface, domatia are small crater-like foveoles usually hairy inside; petiole and stem clothed in pale, flat scales often extending along the midrib on the undersurface of the leaf blade. Seed germination time 37 to 72 days.
Fruit eaten by several species of birds. Cooper & Cooper (1994).