Eucryphia lucida (Labill.) Baill.
Eucryphia lucida (25547 Bytes)
Small tree up to 6 m high. Opposite, oblong, leathery, entire leaves, 5 cm long, 1.5 cm wide, glaucous beneath, reddish stalked. White, fragrant flowers in leaf axils, 3 cm wide with 4 petals and numerous long stamens with brown antheres appear in May or June. The source of nectar for Tasmanias favourite Leatherwood honey.

Home: Tasmania

Other views: Leaves

Cultivated: Tasmania

Author: Rainer Oberle

Ethnobotanical aspects of Eucryphia lucida by Plants for a future database

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