Hymenosporum flavum, Fam. Pittosporaceae
A medium to tall rainforest tree with slender upright habitat and branches in widely spaced whorls. the pale grey, smooth bark is marked by numerous elongated lenticels.
|Form or habit:||Tree|
Alternate, short stalked and soft thin textured leaves are 8-16cm in length; broadest above the middle, taper to a fine point at the apex and narrow into the base. They are smooth dark green above and somewhat hairy beneath.
|Flower description:||5 petalled and tubular, about 2.5cm in diameter, and darken from cream to yellow with age. They are borne in highly conspicuous terminal sprays throughout late spring.|
|Fruit description:||The fruit are brown pear-shaped, two valved, capsules which contain many papery flat, glossy brown, winged seeds stacked in laminated flowers.|
|Habitat:||Rainforest,Gallery (Riverine or riparian) forest|
|Distribution||Eastern coastal Australia from Atherton to the Hawkesbury River in NSW. Also found in New Guinea.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Information sources:||The Mackay Branch Society for Growing Australian Plants. (1989) One Hundred and One Trees of Mackay.|