Macadamia integrifolia

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Macadamia integrifolia
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Foliage and fruits
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Macadamia
Species: M. integrifolia
Binomial name
Macadamia integrifolia
Maiden & Betche

Macadamia integrifolia is a tree in the Proteaceae family, native to Queensland in Australia. Common names include macadamia nut, bauple nut, Queensland nut or nut oak.

This species is a small tree; its leaves have toothed margins and are 7 to 15 cm in length. The flowers are white or pinkish followed by woody, rounded fruits which are 2 to 3.5 cm in diameter.

It has been introduced to Mexico and has done well in the states of Michoacán and Jalisco.[1]

The trees will survive in hardiness zones 10 and 11.

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  1. ^ Marisela Taboada & Rogelio Oliver Guadarrama. 2004. Cultivos alternativos en México. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas. AGT Editor S.A. Mexico City, Mexico. ISBN 968-463-120-0