Atherosperma Labill.

1 species endemic Aust.; NSW, Vic., Tas.

Atherosperma moschatum Labill.

Small to medium sized tree, aromatic in all its parts. Young branches, undersurfaces of leaves and inflorescence brownish or greyish tomentose. Leaves very narrow-ovate to oblong, 3–10 cm long, entire or with a few teeth. Flowers unisexual, solitary, axillary, enclosed in the bud by 2 deciduous bracteoles. Perianth segments 8–10, in 2 rows, 6–10 mm long. Stamens 8–20; anthers short. Carpels numerous; the outer ones sterile; the inner ones tapering into a short style. Floral tube enlarged at fruiting stage, cup-shaped, enclosing numerous hairy carpels with persistent styles. Blue Mts RF and gullies. Fl. summer. Black Sassafras