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Family Elaeocarpaceae

Elaeocarpus reticulatus Blueberry Ash

A large shrub or a small tree with bright green glossy, lance-shaped leaves, with finely toothed edges. The upper surface of the leaf shows many fine veins. The flowers are conspicuous and numerous, pendulous, white or sometimes with a pink tinge, with frilled edge. The fruit is a blue berry.

Habitat: Sheltered forests, rainforest edges. Commonly planted in urban parks

Flowering: Late spring

Distribution: Widespread from coast to mountains. Along coast and tablelands from S. Qld. to Victoria and Tasmania.

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