Anopterus macleayanus

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Anopterus macleayanus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Escalloniales
Family: Escalloniaceae
Genus: Anopterus
Species: A. macleayanus
Binomial name
Anopterus macleayanus[1]

Anopterus macleayanus, commonly known as Queensland laurel or Macleay laurel, is a shrub or small tree in the family Escalloniaceae. It is native to Queensland and New South Wales in Australia.[2]

It can grow up to 15 metres high and has leaves which are 10 to 30 cm long and 2 to 4 cm wide, while juvenile leaves may be much larger. The white flowers occur in racemes between October and December (mid spring to early summer) in its native range.[2]

The species was formally described in 1859 by botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Anopterus macleayanus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b New South Wales Flora Online: Anopterus macleayanus by Harden, G.J., Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.