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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side view and dehiscing. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Ramiflorous flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Female flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Habit, leaves and dehiscing fruit. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Harpullia ramiflora Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879) Actes du Congres International de Botanistes ... Amsterdam for 1877: 124. Type: Indonesia, Aru Islands, Beccari herb 2822. Fide S. T. Reynolds (1985).
Claudie Tulipwood; Tulipwood, Cape York; Cape York Tulipwood
Lenticels tend to be in horizontal lines. Blaze odour noticeable but difficult to describe, perhaps resembling green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), cat's urine or yellow passionfruit (Passiflora edulis).
Leaflet blades rather large, about 6.5-40 x 2.5-8.5 cm. Compound leaf rhachis almost circular in transverse section except for a groove on the upper surface.
First pair of leaves ovate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades +/- elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate, slightly unequal-sided, upper surface glabrous or with a few hairs along the midrib, veins about 12-16 slightly depressed on the upper surface.
Distribution and Ecology
A distinctive small tree that is being cultivated in tropical gardens.It is easy to grow and produces panicles of bright red fruits.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)