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Native Frangipani

(Hymenosporum flavum, fam. Pittosporaceae)

Hymenosporum flavum Hymenosporum flavum Hymenosporum flavum Hymenosporum flavum Hymenosporum flavum
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
Leaf:Simple Alternate

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 conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: Yellow
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 conspicuous: Conspicuous
Fruit colour: Brown
Fruit: Dry
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.
Food source for:
Toxicity:No toxicity known
Weed status:
Information sources: The Mackay Branch Society for Growing Australian Plants. (1989) One Hundred and One Trees of Mackay.

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