Argyrodendron trifoliolatum (Synonym: Heritiera trifoliolata)— White Booyong, Crowsfoot Elm—MALVACEAE

Argyrodendron trifoliolatum

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Habitat—Common in lowland rainforest on rich soils to 600 m alt.

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

Description— Large tree to 40 m with canopy often appearing whitish from below; strongly buttressed at base, bark brown or grey, fissured.

Local occurrences

Great Lakes Campus-Forster, Tallwoods and Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, entire. Leaflets 3, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 8 to 14 cm long, 1 to 3 cm wide, lower surface silvery–scaly; petiole 0.5 to 8 cm long, petiolules 2 to 10 mm long.

Argyrodendron trifoliolatum
Argyrodendron trifoliolatum

Inflorescence.—Panicles many–flowered, often shorter than the leaves.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit. Seed–bearing portion of the samara subglobose, 6 to 10 mm diam.; wing 3 to 6 cm long, 10 to 20 mm wide. —

Ripe.—Summer

Argyrodendron trifoliolatum