Jagera pseudorhus var. pseudorhus—Foambark Tree—SAPINDACEAE.

Jagera pseudorhus

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Habitat—Subtropical, Dry and Littoral Rainforests.

Distribution—North from Seal Rocks, New South Wales to Queensland.

Description—Small tree to 15 m, (sometimes to 30 m); quite attractive with fern—like foliage and a rounded crown. Foam can be seen around the base of the tree during heavy rain.
Trunk: diam. to 50 cm, often fluted on large trees.
Bark: dark grey patterned with transverse raised ridges.
Shoots: have soft furry brown hairs forming a dense cover on buds, young stems and leaf stems.

Local occurrences

Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Dixon Property, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Red Head, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Tiona and Wingham Brush

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, leaflets 8 to 20, margins slightly toothed, fern—like appearance; alternate, pinnate, to 20 cm long. Leaflets: 8 to 20 with no terminal leaflet, opposite, narrow, small, 2 to 6 cm long, often curved, regularly toothed; leaf surfaces rusty—hairy with upper surface slightly hairy and lower surface more densely softly hairy

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Inflorescence—Small, yellow—brown, clustered at ends of branchlets on much branched, dense panicles.

Flowering.—March to April.

Fruit—orange capsule, 14 to 18 mm diam, yellow—brown covered with dense stiff irritating hairs, 3 valved. Seeds: blackish—brown.

Ripe.—August to September.

Jagera pseudorhus