Macadamia integrifolia—Queensland Nut, Macadamia Nut, Bush Nut—PROTEACEAE.

Macadamia integrifolia

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Habitat—In drier types of subtropical rainforest.

Distribution— North from Currumbin in Queensland.

Description—Small tree; new growth pale green.

Local occurrences

Stephen Street Reserve and Tuncurry Flora Park.

Leaves.— In whorls of 3 or rarely of 4 or paired or solitary, margins toothed, lamina narrow–elliptic to obovate, 7 to 15 cm long, 2 to 4 cm wide, apex obtuse, margins entire or with coarse prickly teeth, undulate, leathery, glabrous, with 7 to 12 pairs of main lateral veins; petiole 5 to 10 mm long.

Macadamia integrifolia
Macadamia integrifolia

Inflorescence—Conflorescences sparsely pubescent, 10 to 20 cm long. Perianth 8 to 12 mm long, white to pinkish.

Flowering.—June

Fruit— 20 to 35 mm diam.; seed 20 to 30 mm diam., ± globose, smooth.

Ripe.—July to August.

Macadamia integrifolia