Glenugie karaka  |  

Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. rupestris

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. rupestris, Family Corynocarpaceae, also known as Glenugie
Karaka, is a small tree or large shrub growing to 5 m (Harden, 2002). Leaves are glossy,
leathery, and 5Ð18 cm long (DECC NSW, 2005a). Flowering occurs from October to
November and flowers are small, white, and held in clusters (Harden, 2002; DECC NSW,
2005b). Fruit are red, 1 cm in diameter, with a point on the end, and appear in the summer autumn period (Harden, 2002; DECC NSW, 2005a).
Glenugie Karaka can be distinguished from Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. arborescens
(Southern Corynocarpus) by its longer inflorescences, which are 10Ð21 cm long, and shorter
height, as Southern Corynocarpus grows to 12 m high (Harden, 2008).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Corynocarpus rupestris subsp. rupestris

    Threats The main identified threats to Glenugie Karaka are inappropriate fire regimes damage to plants from the public and invasion of habitat by weeds such as Lantana (Lantana camara) (DECC NSW; 2005a).