Davidsonia jerseyana

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Davidsonia jerseyana
Davidsonia jerseyaqna fruit1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Cunoniaceae
Genus: Davidsonia
Species: D. jerseyana
Binomial name
Davidsonia jerseyana
(F.Muell. ex F.M.Bailey) G.J.Harden & J.B.Williams[1][2]

Davidsonia jerseyana, also known as Davidson's plum or Mullumbimby plum, is a small, slender subtropical rainforest tree up to 10 metres (33 ft) high.[1][3] The hairy leaves are compound and 35–60 cm (14–24 in) long, with 11–17 leaflets. It is endemic to a restricted area of northern New South Wales on the east coast of Australia.[3] The tree's fruit emerge from the trunk, and superficially resemble the European plum.

It is considered an endangered species. There are two other species of Davidson's plum.

Uses[edit]

It is cultivated for its pleasantly sour fruit which is used commercially in jam, wine, ice-cream and sauces.

The tree is propagated from seed and typically starts producing a crop by year four. It produces large crops of fruit from the trunk, and bagging is used to protect the fruit from sunburn and king parrots. It likes protection from full sun and wind when young, adequate soil moisture, and good soil nutrition.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harden, Gwen J.; Williams, John B. (2000). "A revision of Davidsonia (Cunoniaceae)" (PDF). Telopea. 8 (4): 413–428. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Davidsonia jerseyana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Harden, Gwen J. (2001). "Davidsonia jerseyana – New South Wales Flora Online". PlantNET – The Plant Information Network System. 2.0. Sydney, Australia: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013.