Voy. Terra Austr. 2: 597, t.2 (1814) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tall, many-stemmed or small rather bushy tree to c. 6(–9) m high. Branchlets often drooping, brown or black. Leaves bright green, glossy on the upper surface, sometimes with a coppery tinge (particularly on new growth), elliptic to obovate 5–15.5 cm long, 2–5.8 cm wide; petiole c. 6 mm long. Flowers white to cream, 2–2.5 cm diam., strongly perfumed. Fruit mostly urn-shaped, 1.5–2 cm diam. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
EGL, EGU. Also Qld, NSW. New Guinea. Restricted to warm-temperate rainforest and moist places in more open forest, eastwards from about Nowa Nowa. A single record from Dandenong in 1901 is likely to be of cultivated origin.
Pollination is by beetles. Pulp of the ripe fruit is edible.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|