Dysoxylum fraserianum —Rosewood, Rose Mahogany—MELIACEAE

Dysoxylum fraserianum

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Habitat—In subtropical and dry rainforest, often on coastal ranges.

Distribution—North from Wyong district, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Medium-sized to large tree with grey to yellowish scaly bark; new growth tomentose.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Copeland, Diamond Beach, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Forster Park and Marina, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, Little Street, Red Head, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, The Islands, Tonie's Gully, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Compound, leaflets 4 to 12, domatia present, true terminal leaf absent, no exudates, domatia large hollow swellings (No hair), paripinnate, 6.5 to 25 cm long; leaflets 4 to 12, ± elliptic to obovate, 4 to 11 cm long, 15 to 40 mm wide, apex blunt—acuminate, base asymmetric, margins entire (lobed in sapling leaves), mostly glabrous, glossy green; domatia prominently swollen, usually 1 to 5 on most leaflets; petiole 2 to 8 cm long, petiolules 1 to 3 mm long.

Dysoxylum fraserianum
Dysoxylum fraserianum Dysoxylum fraserianum
Dysoxylum fraserianum

Inflorescence—5 to 12 cm long. Petals 5 to 7 mm long, white. Anthers 9 or 10.

Flowering.—February to March

Fruit—Capsule ovoid, 15 to 25 mm long, 10 to 20 mm wide, cream tinged with pink, glabrous; aril basal.

Ripe.—December to January.

Dysoxylum fraserianum