Karrabina benthamiana (Synonym: Geissois benthamiana)—Red Carabeen, Red Bean, Brush Mahogany— CUNONIACEAE.

Karrabina benthamiana

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Habitat—Grows in subtropical and warm—temperate rainforest.

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

Description—Medium—sized to large tree, usually buttressed, young leaves reddish.

Local occurrences

Boorganna Nature Reserve, Dooragan National Park, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Raintrees Diamond Beach.

Leaves.— Compound, toothed, oil dots absent, 3—foliolate; leaflets elliptic to ovate, mostly 6 to 17 cm long, 2 to 5 cm wide, margins toothed, glabrous; petiole 2 to 5 cm long, petiolules 5 to 15 mm long; stipules curved, 10 to 25 mm diam., shed early.

Karrabina benthamiana
Karrabina benthamiana

Inflorescence.— Panicles large, individual racemes 7 to 15 cm long. Sepals 2 to 3 mm long, fused at base. Stamens 20 to 30, c. 5 mm long

Flowering.—Winter to Spring.

Fruit.—Capsule cylindrical, 10–15 mm long, rusty-hairy.

Ripe.—Spring to Summer.

Karrabina benthamiana