Chionanthus ramiflorus

Chionanthus ramiflorus

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(Native Olive)

FAMILY

Oleaceae

Species

Chionanthus ramiflorus

Common name

Native Olive

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white; tree

Campus

Cairns

Description

This tree has pale coloured twigs and the blaze has yellowish layers in it. Leaves are simple, opposite to 17 cm long, sometimes larger, prominent cream midrib. Inflorescence a panicle, flowers fragrant, petals 4 white, 2-2.5 mm long, stamens 2. Fruit a fleshy drupe, ovoid, blue to 2.5 cm long.