Notelaea venosa F.Muell.

Large Mock-olive

Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 131 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree 1.5–9 m high; branches glabrous or puberulous when young, with conspicuous white lenticels. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, mostly 6–16 cm long and 1.5–5 cm wide, acuminate, margins entire or shallowly crenate, discolorous, glabrous or slightly pubescent when young, surfaces prominently reticulate-veined; petiole 8–15 mm long. Racemes mostly 1–3 cm long, 1–3 per axil, mostly 5–11-flowered, elongating in fruit; pedicels 2–10 mm long. Calyx c. 0.5 mm long, with obscure triangular teeth; petals 1–2.5 mm long, induplicate-valvate in bud, yellow or greenish-white. Drupe ellipsoid-ovoid, 15–20 mm long, 10–14 mm wide, usually purple or blackish. Flowers spring and summer.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, MonT. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to jungle gullies and their margins, rocky scrubs, and riparian and other moist forests of East Gippsland.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Oleaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-19
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Oleaceae
genus Notelaea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Notelaea venosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Notelaea venosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory