Sloanea woollsii—Yellow Carabeen, Carribin, Grey Carrobean, Carabeen.—ELAEOCARPACEAE

Sloanea woollsii

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Habitat— Widespread in warmer rainforest on more fertile soils, from sea-level to the ranges.

Distribution— North from Barrington Tops in New South Wales into Queensland..

Description—Large tree with plank—buttresses sometimes extending 2 to 5 m up the trunk; new foliage light green.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sea Acres National Park and Tuncurry Flora Park.

Leaves.— 1-Foliolate, alternate, and toothed; elliptic to lanceolate, mostly 7 to 19 cm long and 2 to 6 cm wide but often much larger on saplings, lamina tapered uniformly to junction with petiole, margins toothed, both surfaces glabrous except for hairy domatia on lower surface; petiole usually 10 to 40 mm long.

Sloanea woollsii
Sloanea woollsii

Inflorescence.—Peduncles 2 to 3 cm long. Petals absent. Stamens c. 24.


Fruit.—Capsule ovoid, 10 to 20 mm long, prickly, woody, opening by 2 valves; seeds 1 or 2, black, covered by a red aril.

Ripe.—February to March.

Sloanea woollsii