Pouteria myrsinoides

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Yellow Plumwood
Pouteria myrsinifolia Coffs.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Pouteria
Species: P. myrsinoides
Binomial name
Pouteria myrsinoides
(F.Muell.) Jessup
Synonyms
  • Pouteria myrsinoides auct. non (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) H.Baehni
  • Pouteria myrsinifolia (F.Muell.) Jessup
  • Planchonella myrsinoides - misapplied
  • Planchonella myrsinoides auct. non (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) S.T.Blake ex Francis

Pouteria myrsinoides is an Australian tree in the Sapotaceae family. The common names include Yellow Plumwood, Axe-handle Wood and Blunt-leaved Coondoo. It occurs in seaside rainforests and drier rainforests from the Forster, New South Wales to the Lakeland Downs in tropical Queensland. The subspecies reticulata occurs on Lord Howe Island and in New Caledonia.

A small tree, up to 12 metres tall and a stem diameter of 25 cm. Leaves are 2 to 10 cm long and 1 to 4 cm wide. Flowering occurs between May and November, sometimes as early as February. The fruit is a thin fleshed, purple/black berry, 1.5 to 3 cm long, containing one to three seeds.[1]

The specific epithet myrsinoides refers to a similarity of the leaves of certain plants in the genus Myrsine. The taxonomy of this species is currently under review.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 2008, ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3 page 409
  2. ^ "Planchonella~sp". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online, retrieved 13 December 2010.