Eucryphia moorei

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For other trees called plumwood, see Plumwood
Eucryphia moorei
Pinkwood.jpg
Pinkwood at Gulaga Mountain summit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Cunoniaceae
Genus: Eucryphia
Species: E. moorei
Binomial name
Eucryphia moorei
F.Muell.

Eucryphia moorei, commonly known as Pinkwood, Plumwood, or Eastern Leatherwood is a tree found in southeastern NSW, Australia.[1][2] It also occurs just over the border at the Howe Range in Victoria. Pinkwood is the dominant tree species of cool-temperate rainforests of southeastern NSW.[1] Young plants often grow as hemiepiphytes.

Description[edit]

E. moorei can grow to 30 metres in height.[1] Leaves are pinnate, mostly 5–15 cm long, with usually 5–13 leaflets but they are often reduced to 3 on flowering branches. Leaflets are oblong, 1–7 cm long, mostly 5–15 mm wide, margins are entire, lamina is leathery, upper surface is dark green and ± glabrous, lower surface is white-tomentose; petiole is 10–30 mm long; lateral leaflets are sessile.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Floyd, A. 1990: Australian Rainforests in New South Wales, Volume 1. Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd, Chipping Norton, NSW.
  2. ^ Harden, G. J. (2001). "Eucryphia moorei – New South Wales Flora Online". PlantNET – The Plant Information Network System. 2.0. Sydney, Australia: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013.