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Brown Tulip Oak

(Argyrodendron polyandrum, fam. Sterculiaceae)

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Tall Tree to 45m, often buttressed at the base of the trunk.
Form or habit: Tree
Latex:Absent
Leaf:Compound Unknown

Compound; 3 leaflets on stalks 1-5.5 cm long, leaflets leathery, oval, smooth, silvery brown underneath, 5-11cm x 1.5-3.5cm

Flower conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: Cream
Flower description:Bell shaped about 20 Stamens 1-1.5cm diameter, in panicles. May to October .
Fruit conspicuous: Conspicuous
Fruit colour: Brown
Fruit: Dry
Fruit description: Brown seeds are produced in clusters, each having a small pea shaped seed with a wing attached, 60-70mm. October to January.
Habitat:Rainforest
Distribution:Common species in rainforests between Cape York and Gladstone, QLD.
Food source for:
Toxicity:No toxicity known
Origin:Australia
Weed:No
Weed status:
Notes:The winged seeds may travel for 100m or more to the forest floor where, if they land in a moist spot, will exude a sticky gum which may anchor them until germination.
Information sources:
Beasley, J. (2008) Plants of Tropical North Queensland

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