Item Code: Elehol
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Eleocarpus holopetalus is a shrub or small tree 5-16m (or occasionally to 25m) with regularly toothed, lance-shaped to egg-shaped leaves. This temperate rainforest tree grows in and near the edges of cooler rainforest at altitudes up to 1,500m. The trunk is straight with relatively smooth dark grey or brown outer bark with some fissures and wrinkles. Young branchlets are densely covered with woolly-brownish or velvety hairs. It flowers in November and December, bearing sprays of five petalled blossoms which are white, sometimes flushed with pink. These form berries which mature to a dark blue, hence its common name, the Mountain Oliveberry.
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Photo of flowers by Andre Messina. Photo of whole tree by Peter Woodard.