Syncarpia Ten.

3 species endemic to Aust.; Qld, NSW

Syncarpia glomulifera (Sm.) Nied. ssp. glomulifera

Tall tree with fibrous bark. Leaves opposite, crowded into pseudo-whorls at ends of branches, lower surface hairy, elliptic to lanceolate, up to 12 cm long, acute or shortly acuminate, entire, with recurved margins. Flowers in globular clusters on long peduncles. Floral tubes united forming a compound structure, pubescent. Sepals 5, persistent. Petals 4, orbicular, white or cream. Stamens numerous, usually arranged in 2 whorls. Ovary 3-locular, with numerous ovules per loculus. Fruit a capsule united into a compound head 10–20 mm diam. Widespread. WSF; RF margins. Fl. spring–summer. Turpentine