Size: A shrub or bushy tree to about 5m high.
wet rainforests from Cooktown to Mt. Spec, north Qld.
to 45cm long; 2-5 pairs of leaflets, to 14cm x 5cm, stiff papery-textured, shiny green, margins minutely
toothed; new growth bright red.
Flowers: White or
cream, about 0.3cm diameter; borne on large, dense terminal panicles.
July to August.
bright red, 3-lobed, borne in large bunches; opening to reveal seeds covered with a yellow
Propagate from fresh seed. A very colourful small tree, with beautiful foliage and stunningly bright fruit.
It is suited particularly to lightly shaded or protected areas with rich soils. Mulching and fertilising are
beneficial. The fruit are eagerly sought by fruit-eating birds.