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Cape Tamarind

Toechima daemelianum

Description:

This local native tree has also been planted at several localities on campus. The leaves have 4-10 leaflets, readily identified by the large conspicuous rounded teeth, resulting in a wavy appearance, each to 14.5 x 4.5 cm; terminal leaflet reduced to a small spine. On the lower surface there are small domatia. Inflorescence a panicle, to 30 cm long, petals 5 cream to 3.5 mm long, the 8 erect stamens are inserted around a disk and are exserted above the petals. The fruit is a yellow to orange to red capsule to 2 x 2 cm, a yellow aril is present at the base of the black seeds.

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Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago
Cape Tamarind
Toechima daemelianum Flickr: Xylopia's Photostream


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1 Comment

Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

Thanks Andrea.. Great to get all this new IDs...

Christiane
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Christiane

Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 6, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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