Alangium villosum subsp. tomentosum (ALANGIACEAE); Hairy muskwood

Image: Foliage

Image: Foliage

HAIRY MUSKWOOD?
Photo: Robert Whyte Kadanga
Small tree to 20 m, branches hairy, in coastal subtropical and dry rainforest, north from Newcastle, NSW. (PlantNet)

The genus consists of small trees (sometimes shrubs or lianas) and occurs in Western Africa, Madagascar, Southern Asia (Malaysia, Java, Sulawesi, Borneo, and the Philippines), tropical Australia, and the Pacific Islands (New Caledonia). (Wikipedia)

Leaves coming to a point at the tip, base often asymmetric. Greenish yellow, hairy with numerous domatia along the main and secondary veins.

Flowering as in inflorescence up to 10 flowers, creamy yellow.

Fruit is a black, rubbed drupe crowned by a disc and calyx, up to 1cm in diameter, somewhat elongated (to 16mm).

Alangium species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including The Engrailed. (Wikipedia)