Key to Tasmanian Dicots
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Cenarrhenes (Proteaceae) 3:601
 

Cenarrhenes nitida is the only species in this genus, and is only found in western and southern Tasmania. It is an erect shrub or small tree that is found in rainforest from sea level to the tree line and also grows in button grass vegetation. The leaves are long (often 10 cm), usually longest near the tip, which is usually rounded. The leaves have an unpleasant "stale cabbage" smell when crushed. In rainforest it is sometime confused for Anopterus glandulosus (Escalloniaceae), which however has leaves in false whorls, does not smell bad and has acute leaf apices. The fruit are fleshy (hence the common name "native plum"). The flowers are symmetrical and have free tepals.

 
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