Elaeodendron melanocarpum Celastraceae

Olive Plum

Form and Size: A small tree or upright shrub, 4-6m high

Distribution: Coastal areas of Qld, Top End of NT and Kimberleys;  usually along creeks and streams

Leaves: Opposite, thick, leathery, oval to egg-shaped, 5-16cm x 2-7.5cm, apex rounded; margins roundly toothed

Flowers: Separate male and female flowers, small greenish/cream

Flowering period: April

Fruit: Green, ripening to a shining black drupe, globular to 2cm diameter or oval to about 2cm x 1.5cm containing one large seed