Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum, Fam. Meliaceae
Small to medium tree with long drooping compound leaves and grey brown bark with lenticels.
|Form or habit:||Small tree, Med tree|
Pinnate, with or without a terminal leaflet, alternate, entire, up to 1.2m long; 11-19 leaflets. Leaflets oblong-ovate, glabrous or rarely very finely hairy, usually asymmetrical.
|Flower description:||Panicles of small, creamy white flowers. February to April.|
|Fruit description:||Orange yellow, finely hairy, obovoid or somewhat globose capsules, 0.8-2.5cm long. Base of seed covered in orange brown aril. October to March.|
|Habitat:||Gallery (riverine or riparian) forest.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New Guinea, Melanesia, Malesia, Pacific Islands.|
|Food source for:||Fruit eaten by the figbird and metallic starling.|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia, Malesia, Pacific Islands.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|