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Tulipwood

Harpullia pendula

Description:

Attractive flame coloured thin skinned fruit with glossy black seeds decorated this tree with shiny leaves. The fruits were bilobed with a slightly textured exterior.

Habitat:

Spotted lining some of Sydney streets.

Notes:

Tulipwood is a rainforest tree native to Australia, seen growing from Northern New South Wales up into tropical Queensland. It is used as an ornamental street tree because of its attractive fruit.The tree flowers from September to December.
It's been used for its timber because of its toughness and lightness. This tree is now scarce in the wild due to excessive logging.
Family:Sapindaceae

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Thanks Neil. We were visiting friends in Sydney and I couldn't walk past these trees without admiring their attractive flame coloured fruit. Had to find out what the tree was called.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

I've often wondered what these trees are. Great spotting and lovely photos.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 14, 2019
Submitted on Dec 30, 2019

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