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Acronychia acidula

Lemon Aspen

Rutaceae

Form and Size: Small rainforest tree with a dense crown

Distribution: Highland rainforests of northeast Qld

Leaves: Large, oval, dark green above, paler beneath, glossy. 7-24cm x 5-12cm

Flowers: Small, yellowish, perfumed with a spicy fragrance, 4 petals, to 1cm diameter in dense clusters on mature branches

Flowering Period: November to April

Fruit: White or cream, ribbed, 1-3cm diameter

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from fresh seed. Germination is usually difficult. Requires good soil and regular moisture. Fruit is quite acidic to the taste and jam made from the fruit is very similar in taste to marmalade