Cryptocarya glaucescens

This medium-sized tree is found in and on the margins of rainforest. The alternate leaves, 6‒13 cm long, are dark green on the upper surface, with smooth edges, tapering at both ends with a narrow or blunt tip (elliptic). The leaves are bluish-grey on the underside and have a conspicuous yellowish midvein. The leaves, when crushed, have a laurel scent.

This tree flowers in summer, producing large clusters of very small cream flowers. The shiny, round black fruit 1.5 cm in diameter are somewhat flattened at the ends and have a wrinkled surface. They ripen from autumn to winter and are eaten by native pigeons.

Bega Valley, NSW to Eungella Range, QLD