Alectryon coriaceus

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Beach bird's eye
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Alectryon
Species: A. coriaceus
Binomial name
Alectryon coriaceus
(Benth.) Radlk.
Synonyms
  • Nephelium coriaceum Benth.
  • Nephelium coriaceum Benth.
  • Alectryon semicinereus (F.Muell.) Radlk.
  • Nephelium semicinereum F.Muell.
  • Alectryon coriaceum
Beach bird's eye

Alectryon coriaceus, known as the beach bird's eye, or beach alectryon is a rainforest tree of the soapberry family found in eastern Australia. The specific epithet coriaceus refers to the leathery thick leaves. Leaflets are 4 to 12 cm long, and 2 to 7 cm wide.

A small tree up to 11 metres in height. Only found growing near the sea from as far south as Newcastle, New South Wales to Maryborough, Queensland.[1] Greenish yellow flowers have tiny petals, and form in December. This tree features typical red and black fruit of this genus, maturing from March to July.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 2008, ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3 page 377