Ackama paniculata (Synonym: Caldcluvia paniculosa) — Soft Corkwood, Rose-leaf Marara, Brown Alder, Sugarbark— CUNONIACEAE

Ackama paniculata

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Habitat— Common on margins of rainforest as a pioneer species, sometimes persisting as a canopy tree, also in wet sclerophyll forest.

Distribution—North from the Ourimbah Creek in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Medium-sized tree with corky fawn-coloured bark.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Tallwoods, Waitui Falls and Wallingat National Park.

Leaves.— Compound, opposite and toothed. 3—7 leaflets; leaflets elliptic to ovate, 5 to 15 cm long, 1 to 6 cm wide, margins toothed, both surfaces often ± glabrous except for the hairy domatia below, occasionally with long ± appressed hairs; petiole 3 to 5 cm long, petiolules 2 to 15 mm long; stipules ovate, 3 to 5 mm long; stipels usually present.

Ackama paniculata
Ackama paniculata

Inflorescence—Panicles 10 to 15 cm long. Petals c. 1 mm long, white.

Flowering.—Early spring.

Fruit—In terminal panicles, capsule subglobose, 2 to 3 mm long in large numbers, reddish.

Ripe.—Summer

Ackama paniculata