Argyrodendron actinophyllum

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Argyrodendron actinophyllum
Black Booyong - Tooloom.jpg
Black Booyong - Tooloom National Park, NSW
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Argyrodendron
Species: A. actinophyllum
Binomial name
Argyrodendron actinophyllum
(F.M.Bailey) Edlin[1]

Argyrodendron actinophyllum is a large rainforest tree, native to eastern Australia. Common names include black booyong, blackjack, blush tulip oak, crowsfoot elm and Mackay tulip oak.[1] The heartwood is coloured pink-brown. One of the most distinctive features of Argyrodendron actinophyllum is the large deep green leaves that radiate out from central stems - hence the name actino=ray, phyllum=leaf. Also the trunks form large characteristic buttresses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Argyrodendron actinophyllum". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 21 July 2013.