Seringia J.Gay

1 species in Aust.; Qld, NSW

Seringia arborescens (Aiton) Druce

Tall shrub to 8 m high, with rusty tomentose young branches. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, mostly 4–10 cm long, often oblique at the base; upper surface glabrous or nearly so; undersurface densely stellate tomentose; margins coarsely toothed. Flowers bisexual, in short terminal or leaf-opposed cymes; bracteoles absent. Calyx angular in bud, tomentose, 4 mm long. Petals absent. Stamens 5, alternating with 5 small subulate staminodes. Carpels distinct in the fruit, tomentose, with a short broad vertical truncate wing on the back. Coast and adjacent plateaus; Blue Mts e.g. Yerranderie. Forests. Fl. spring