Daphnandra tenuipes

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Socket sassafras
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Atherospermataceae
Genus: Daphnandra
Species: D. tenuipes
Binomial name
Daphnandra tenuipes
J.R.Perkins
Synonyms

Daphnandra tenuipes, commonly known as the socket sassafrass, or red-flowered socketwood is a rainforest tree in eastern Australia. It grows on the more fertile basaltic and alluvial soils. Found from near Boorganna Nature Reserve near Taree, New South Wales to just over the border into Queensland at Springbrook National Park. It is a small to medium-sized tree featuring red new shoots and red flowers.[1] It has dark green leaves which are lanceolate or ovate, and measure 4–13 cm (1.5–5 in) in length and 1.5–3 cm (0.59–1.18 in) wide.[2]

Daphnandra tenuipes was first described by J.R. Perkins in 1901, and still bears its original name.[3]

Socket Sassafras grows at League Scrub, Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 2008, ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3 page 85
  2. ^ G.J. Harden. "New South Wales Flora Online: Daphnandra tenuipes". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. 
  3. ^ "Daphnandra tenuipes J.R.Perkins". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.