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scrub laurel
Litsea glutinosa

Photo courtesy of Keith Townsend.
Plant Family :Lauraceae
Plant Form :tree
Growth Habit :Medium tree 10-15m tall, with a dense crown. Deciduous.
Fruiting Season :Autumn.
Description :Infusion from leaves drunk to relieve vomitting also used as a medicinal bath. Decoction of bark applied to sores and scabies, and of leaves and bark applied externally for aches and pains. Juice from crushed leaves applied to infected eyes.
Distribution :Common local species. North QLD., and Top End N.T., found in coastal vine thickets and along water courses.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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