Triplaris cumingiana Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey.
Meyer, C.A. (1845) Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 4: 148. Type: Cuming 1108; no date; Chile (W).
Tree to 10-20 m, but flowers at 3 m, coppicing. Stems with prominent stipular scars. Plants producing either male or female flowers.
Inflorescences male or female; terminal paniculate inflorescences or axillary racemes, to 30 cm long. Male flowers with 2 similar perianth whorls each of three parts, inner 3 lanceolate, outer 3 ovate; 9 stamens. Female flowers with 2 dissimilar whorls each of three parts; inner 3 are small, linear to ovate, outer 3 are large, basally fused and forming a globose tube that has long spreading lobes, pinkish-reddish to cream, enrlaged into wings in fruit; styles 3.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ. Naturalised plants have been recorded from disturbed riparian areas near Cairns. Cultivated plants are more widely planted.