Ganophyllum falcatum, Fam. Sapindaceae
A medium tree, 10-25m high, with a dense crown, smooth, flaky, light grey brown bark. Young branchlets resinous and scaly.
|Form or habit:||Med tree|
Pinnate, 15-35cm long; 10-20 leaflets, egg shaped to oblong, sickle shaped, unequal at the base, shiny dark green above, paler beneath, tip pointed, 6-20 x 5-7cm.
|Flower description:||Green white, 0.2-0.5cm in diameter, borne in large panicles, 10-30cm long in the upper axils. Male and female flowers in separate inflorescences. May to June.|
|Fruit description:||Bright red, egg shaped, smooth, fleshy, 1-1.5 x 0.6-0.8cm.|
|Habitat:||Gallery (riverine or riparian) forest, grassland, vine thicket.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, New Guinea, Malesia.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea, Malesia.|
|Notes:||A fast growing shade tree suitable for coastal districts, it is sometimes found among mangroves. Propagate from fresh seed.|
|Information sources:||Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|