Harman Patil

Elattostachys microcarpa

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Sapindaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Sapindales
Genus  Elattostachys
Elattostachys microcarpa

Elattostachys microcarpa, commonly named Scrub Tamarind, is a species of rainforest trees of north-eastern Australia. They grow naturally in the relatively seasonal rainforests, which may have a drought season and often in association with Kauri Pine.

The name Elattostachys refers to "little spikes", a flower feature of other plants in this genus. The specific name microcarpa refers to the small woody seeds.

Description

A tree up to 15 metres (50 ft) tall, with a stem diameter of up to 30 cm (12 in). Leaves pinnate and arranged alternately on the stem. Leaflet blades approximately 100×30 mm (3.9×1.2 in). Young shoots and terminal buds covered with short pale hairs.

Cream flowers form on panicle, followed by round pink or red fruit which split to reveal black glossy seeds

References

Elattostachys microcarpa Wikipedia


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