Hedycarya angustifolia R.Cunn.


Ann. Nat. Hist. 1: 215 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees, to c. 7 m high. Young growth and flowers shortly hairy. Leaves elliptic, ovate to lanceolate, 5–10.5 cm long, 2.5–5.5 cm wide, dark green and shiny above, paler beneath; veins whitish or yellowish; margins coarsely toothed, each ending in a short, hard point; petioles 2–3 cm long. Flowers greenish with inflexed segments. Fruits c. 1 cm in diam., more or less globular, maturing yellow or orange. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. A common species in and at the edge of rainforest or in the understorey of wet sclerophyll forest, often in moist, shaded gullies.

Source: Foreman, D.B. (1996). Monimiaceae (including Atherospermataceae). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Magnolianae
order Laurales
family Monimiaceae
genus Hedycarya
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hedycarya angustifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hedycarya angustifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory