Toona ciliata (Synonym: Toona australis)—Red Cedar—MELIACEAE.

Toona ciliata

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Habitat—Widespread in warmer rainforest on the coast and coastal ranges.

Distribution— North from Milton in New South Wales into Queensland.

Description— Medium—sized to large deciduous tree with brown to grey scaly bark.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Copeland, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Stephen Street Reserve, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba River Area and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, leaflets 8 to 20 or more, domatia present, true terminal leaf absent, no exudates; 15 to 45 cm long, usually paripinnate but sometimes with a terminal leaflet in juvenile growth; leaflets mostly 8 to 20,± ovate, often falcate, 4 to 15 cm long, 15 to 50 mm wide, apex acuminate, base strongly asymmetric, margins entire (± toothed in saplings), mostly glabrous, domatia present as small hair—tufts; petiole 4 to 11 cm long, petiolules 5 to 12 mm long.

Inflorescence.—Panicles 20 to 40 cm long. Petals 5 to 6 mm long, white

Flowering.—Winter.

Fruit.—Capsule ellipsoid, 10 to 20 mm long, 6 to 8 mm diam.; seeds winged at both ends.

Ripe.—Spring.