Elaeocarpus holopetalus F.Muell.

Black Oliveberry

Fragm. 2: 143 (1861)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree 5–16 m tall; young branches rusty-hirsute. Leaves alternate, simple, lanceolate to elliptic or obovate, mostly 3–7 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, apex usually acute, recurved to revolute, upper surface dark green, becoming glabrous, lower surface tomentose; main veins rusty-hirsute, domatia absent; petiole 3–10 mm long. Inflorescences 1.5–6 cm long. Flowers pendent, white, sometimes flushed with pink; pedicels to c. 8 mm long; sepals c. 5 mm long, rusty-hairy; petals c. 6 mm long, entire or minutely crenate, glabrous; stamens 15–20, anthers not awned. Drupe obovoid, c. 8 mm long, blackish. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, HFE, HSF, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. In Victoria confined to East Gippsland, favouring moist montane forests usually on sheltered slopes and in gullies.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Elaeocarpaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Oxalidales
genus Elaeocarpus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Elaeocarpus holopetalus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Elaeocarpus holopetalus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales