Harpullia hillii—Blunt-leaved Tulip—SAPINDACEAE

Harpullia hillii

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Habitat— In Dry, Littoral and Subtropical Rainforests.

Distribution— North from the Macleay River in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Small tree up to 7 m high, new growth tomentose with dark brown hairs.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, margins entire, apex blunt or notched, 10 to 30 cm long, leaflets 4 to 12, elliptic–oblong to oblong, sometimes curved, 5 to 15 cm long, 2 to 6 cm wide, apex obtuse or retuse, base sometimes asymmetric, both surfaces ± glabrous, lower surface paler; petiole 4 to 8 cm long, petiolules 3 to 5 mm long.

Harpullia hillii
Harpullia hillii

Inflorescence.—Panicles 10 to 25 cm long. Sepals persistent below fruit. Petals 10–12 mm long, white.

Flowering.— Spring

Fruit.—Capsule ± obcordate, 12 to 14 mm long, 25 to 30 mm diam., orange, finely hairy, drying woody; seeds three to quarters enclosed in a red aril.

Ripe.—Summer

Harpullia hillii