Flindersia australis —Crows Ash, Australian Teak—RUTACEAE

Flindersia australis

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Habitat— Grows in dry and subtropical rainforest at low altitudes.

Distribution—North from the Nymboida River New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Tree to 40 m high, larger trees usually moderately buttressed; branchlets, leaves and inflorescences glabrous to densely stellate–hairy

Local occurrences

Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Stephen Street Reserve and Tuncurry Flora Park

Leaves.— Compound, alternate or rarely opposite, distinct oil dots, crowded towards the end of branches, usually imparipinnate; leaflets 3 to 13, usually 5 to 9, narrow to broad–elliptic, or narrow–ovate, 2.4 to 13 cm long, 0.8 to 4.3 cm wide, apex acute to obtuse, base obtuse to cuneate and often asymmetric, both surfaces glossy green with lower surface paler, oil dots prominent; lateral petiolules 0 to 3 mm long, terminal petiolule 3 to 30 mm long.

Flindersia australis
Flindersia australis

Inflorescence— Terminal or in the upper axils, to 15 cm long. Sepals 2.2 to 2.5 mm long, densely hairy. Petals 5 to 7 mm long, white to cream, densely hairy outside except for the margins.

Flowering.—Mainly Spring.

Fruit—Capsule woody, 7 to 10 cm long, remaining united at the base after splitting; seeds 3.4 to 5 cm long, winged at apical end only

Ripe.—June to July.

Flindersia australis