Alloxylon wickhamii

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Alloxylon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Alloxylon
Species: A. wickhamii
Binomial name
Alloxylon wickhamii
(W.Hill & F.Muell.) P.H.Weston & Crisp

Alloxylon wickhamii is a rainforest tree to 30 m (98 ft) tall in the family Proteaceae.[1] It has been found only (endemic) in the Wet Tropics of Queensland.[1][2]

In the wet tropics it is found growing in various well developed rain forests and apparently is "probably more abundant in upland and mountain rain forests".[2]

This substantial rain forest tree species has large leaves (adult: up to 17 cm (6.7 in), younger: up to 40 cm (16 in)) and bunches of attractive pink-red flowers in Oct–Nov.[1][2]

It is "not as well known as Alloxylon flammeum but deserves an equal place in horticulture …".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Crisp, M. D.; Weston, P. H. (1995). "Alloxylon wickhamii". In McCarthy, Patrick. Flora of Australia: Volume 16: Eleagnaceae, Proteaceae 1. Flora of Australia series. CSIRO Publishing / Australian Biological Resources Study. pp. 384–385. ISBN 978-0-643-05692-3. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Alloxylon wickhamii". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013.