Dysoxylum mollissimum subsp. molle—Red Bean—MELIACEAE

Dysoxylum mollissimum subsp. molle

Link to Images on Flickr.

Habitat— In Subtropical and Littoral Rainforest

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

Description— Medium–sized to large tree with pale flaky bark; new growth rusty–villous.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach and Iluka.

Leaves.—Compound, alternate, entire, leaflets 11 to 21, usually 15 to 19, domatia present. Leaves usually imparipinnate, 15 to 45 cm long; leaflets 11 to 23, oblong–elliptic to oblong–ovate, 3 to 15 cm long, 20 to 50 mm wide, apex acuminate, base strongly asymmetric, both surfaces finely pubescent to ± glabrous, domatia as small hair–tufts; petiole 5 to 12 cm long, lateral petiolules 1 to 10 mm long.

Dysoxylum mollissimum subsp. molle
Dysoxylum mollissimum subsp. molle

Inflorescence.— Panicles 5 to 35 cm long. Petals 8 to 10 mm long, whitish, glabrous to sparsely hairy. Anthers 8.

Flowering.—January to July

Fruit.—Capsule obovoid to ± globose, 15 to 20 mm long, yellowish brown, glabrous, warty; aril reddish.

Ripe.—November to March.

Dysoxylum mollissimum subsp. molle