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Melicytus dentatus

Tree Violet at Shannons Flat, NSW

Melicytus dentatus at Shannons Flat, NSW - 21 Sep 2019
Melicytus dentatus at Shannons Flat, NSW - 21 Sep 2019
Melicytus dentatus at Shannons Flat, NSW - 21 Sep 2019
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Identification history

Melicytus dentatus 24 Sep 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Melicytus dentatus 23 Sep 2019 BettyDonWood
Melicytus angustifolius subsp. divaricatus 23 Sep 2019 RobParnell

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2 comments

   24 Sep 2019
Photo 3 shows the typical branching form of Melicytus dentatus, and sharp tipped small branches. The branches of angustifolius branch at about 90 degrees (are divaricate).
KenT wrote:
   24 Sep 2019
The margins of the leaves seem to be completely entire which does point to Melicytus angustifolius subsp. divaricatus, I can't get onto the Flora of Victoria site to check the description further but I get the feeling that Melicytus dentatus is called such because of the teeth on the leaf margins - hence dentatus.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 21 Sep 2019 12:33 PM Recorded on
  • RobParnell Recorded by

Additional information

  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height

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