Grey Bollywood (species: Neolitsea brassii) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Neolitsea brassii
Grey Bollywood

©Anne Hoggett: Neolitsea brassii at Lizard Island showing leaves with distinctive venation and unripe fruits. Leaves up to 8 x 4.5 cm, fruits 11-13 mm long.

©Anne Hoggett: Fruiting branch tip of Neolitsea brassii, Lizard Island, 25 Oct 2016.

©Anne Hoggett: Leaves of Neolitsea brassii at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Laurales
Family Lauraceae
Genus Neolitsea
Species Neolitsea brassii

Distinguishing features

Petioles are channeled on the upper surface. Leaf venation is distinctive: two main side veins diverge from the midvein at about the same place, which is usually more than half the petiole's length into the blade. Twigs are mostly round in cross-section but are sometimes slightly fluted. Fruits present in late September.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.