Neolitsea dealbata

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Hairy-leaved bolly gum
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Neolitsea dealbata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Neolitsea
Species: N. dealbata
Binomial name
Neolitsea dealbata
(R.Br.) Merr.

Neolitsea dealbata, also known as hairy-leaved bolly gum, is a shrub or tree, in the family Lauraceae, which is native to Australia.

Description[edit]

The species grows up to 12 metres high. It has glossy, elliptic to obovate leaves which have whitish undersides. Younger leaves and branchlets are covered with brown hairs. It has small, 2 mm long flowers followed by rounded, black fruits which are about 8 mm in diameter and ripen from mid-autumn to early winter (April to June in Australia).

Taxonomy[edit]

The species was first formally described by Robert Brown in 1810 who gave it the name Tetranthera dealbata.

Distribution[edit]

The species is an understorey species found in rainforests in New South Wales and Queensland.

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