Cryptocarya triplinervis, Fam. Lauraceae
Small to medium tree, 5-10m high, with a spreading dense canopy.
|Form or habit:||Small tree, Med tree|
Leaves have spiral arrangement, lancolate, elliptic or ovate, 14.5-13.5 x 1.5-5cm, three main veins from above, glabrous, very small oil dots, glossy green leaves with paler underside.
|Flower description:||Greenish-white, small flowers, axillary or pseudo-terminal panicles, bisexual, lightly perfumed, from spring to summer.|
|Fruit description:||Black, fleshy, drupesellipsoid, approximately 1.4x1.2cm, summer to autumn.|
|Habitat:||Beach scrub, gallery (riverine or riparian) forest, littoral rainforest, open forest, rainforest, woodland.|
|Distribution||North Queensland to New South Wales.|
|Food source for:||Fruit consumed by the topknot pigeon, wompoo fruit-dove, Australian king parrot, crimson rosella, Lewin's honey eater and figbird. Also it is an important plant for the larval stage of the bronze flat, Macleay's swallowtail, blue triangle, banded dusk flat and orange emperor butterflies.|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia., Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|