Wheel of Fire
Stenocarpus sinatus, Fam. Proteaceae
A very flamboyant tree that is often used in ornamental situations, this member of the Proteaceae family is a lovely rainforest specimen guaranteed to light up anyone's day with its beautiful floral displays.
|Form or habit:||Tree|
Alternative, simple, entire to deeply lobed, 120-200mm in length. Upper surface of blade glossy dark green, paler below.
|Flower colour:||Orange - Red|
|Flower description:||Bright orange to red produced in umbels of 12-15 flowers, developing from the stem so they are inside the canopy. January—March.|
|Fruit colour:||Grey - Brown|
|Fruit description:||Fruit a dark grey-brown follicle, 5-10cm long and more than 2cm wide, somewhat boat-shaped, containing numerous winged, overlapping seeds. Ripe Apr to Sept.|
|Habitat:||Rainforest,Gallery (Riverine or riparian) forest,Beach Scrub/Littoral Rainforest|
|Distribution||Northern NSW up to Atherton Tablelands, Qld|
|Food source for:||Large range of nectar feeding birds|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|