Sp. Pl. 474 (1753) APNI
Widely spreading, glabrous evergreen shrub or tree to c. 8 m high; young twigs and petioles pale green. Leaves oblong-elliptic or narrowly ovate to narrowly obovate, mostly 9–18 cm long, 3–6 cm wide, base cuneate, apex acuminate, margins irregularly and rather distantly serrate to subentire (then usually with a few teeth toward the apex), lower surface usually with 1–3 small circular glands near the petiole; petiole c. 1 cm long. Flowers numerous, in suberect axillary racemes usually 8–15 cm long; pedicels c. 5 mm long. Sepals obtuse, short; petals obovate, dull white. Drupe ovoid, c. 12 mm long, glabrous, purplish-black, inedible. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
*CVU, *GipP, *HNF, *HSF, *Strz, *VAlp. Also naturalised SA, NSW, ACT. Native to Balkan region of Europe. Noted as naturalised in cool montane forest at e.g. Sassafras, Gembrook, Beenak and near Strathbogie.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|