Elaeocarpus reticulatus Sm.

Blue Oliveberry

in Rees, Cycl. 12: Elaeocarpus no. 6 (1809) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Shrub or small tree 3–10 m tall; young branches glabrescent to sparsely appressed-pubescent. Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate (see genus description), elliptic to oblong-elliptic, mostly 5–13 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, more or less flat, both surfaces light green (often turning red before falling), glabrous, reticulate-veined; small domatia often present at junctions of main and secondary veins; petiole 5–20 mm long, swollen near junction of lamina. Inflorescences 5–8 cm long. Flowers pendent, white, sometimes flushed with pink; pedicels to c. 10 mm long; sepals c. 8 mm long, sparsely appressed-hairy; petals c. 8 mm long, fringed or deeply lobed, more or less glabrous; stamens 13–15, anthers awned. Drupe ovoid to globose, c. 12 mm long, dark blue. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HSF, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, ACT (Jervis Bay), Tas. Mostly in moist, sheltered sites in lowland forests east from Wilsons Promontory and often locally common.

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.
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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 reticulatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Elaeocarpus reticulatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Far East present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory