Hedycarya angustifolia

Common name: 

Austral Mulberry

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (JKNPRSTVWZ) also Qld, NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

In wet sclerophyll forest or sheltered gullies1

Flower description:

Greenish1

Habit:

Tall shrub to 7 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are green on both surfaces, fruit is an aggregate of yellow drupes in tight clusters, flowers are inconspicuous and in clusters in leaf axils2,1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.