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Alectryon forsythii (Maiden & Betche) Radlk., Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 3 to 3(5): 205 (1907)

Nephelium forsythii Maiden & Betche, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales ser. 2, 26: 81 (1901). T: Tia Canyon, N.S.W., Nov. 1897, J.H.Maiden ; syn: n.v. ; same locality, Dec. 1898, J.Kretschmann ; syn: n.v. : Tia & Aspley Canyon, Oct. 1900, W.Forsyth ; syn: n.v.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 1: fig. 37A (1982).

Tree to 8 m. Branchlets and peduncles finely puberulent or glabrescent. Leaf rachis 1–1.5 cm long; leaflets 1 or 2 pairs, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, broadly obtuse or subacute, apiculate, entire, obtuse at base, decurrent, 4.5–6.5 cm long, 2.5–4 cm wide, glabrous or lower surface puberulous, greyish white; densely prominently reticulate; petiolule subterete, 3–8 mm long; petiole 1.7–2.5 cm long. Panicle to 7 cm long. Flowers 5.5 mm diam.; pedicels 2–3 mm long. Calyx 2.5 mm long, shallowly 5-lobed, glabrescent. Petals absent. Fruit subsessile, compressed, transversely ellipsoidal, usually 2- or 3-lobed, 6–10 mm long, 7–17 mm diam., glabrous; pericarp thin, crustaceous. Aril granular. 

Occurs in north-eastern N.S.W., from Guy Fawkes River to Nundle. Grows along eastern escarpments of the northern tablelands in rocky gorges. Map 29.

N.S.W.: Walcha, Dec. 1898, E.Betche (BRI, NSW); Tia Falls, Oct. 1890, W.Forsyth & E.Cheel (BRI, NSW); Church Point, Wollombi Gorge, A.G.Floyd 1201 (BRI).



Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 25 (1985), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia