Davidsonia johnsonii

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Davidsonia johnsonii
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Davidsonia johnsonii, leaf, cultivated.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Cunoniaceae
Genus: Davidsonia
Species: D. johnsonii
Binomial name
Davidsonia johnsonii
J.B.Williams & G.J.Harden[1]

Davidsonia johnsonii, commonly known as smooth Davidson's plum, is a small tree native to rainforests of eastern Australia.[1][2] The leaves are compound, glossy and hairless. It is a very rare tree in the wild, but is cultivated for its edible fruit.

The fruit is a deep burgundy colour, with a sour flavour and is popular in jams. It is cultivated in small plantations. Due to infertile seeds it can only be propagated from cuttings or division. Hence all cultivated material is derived from clones of wild plants. Plants take at least six years to produce fruit. Some selections are heavy bearing.

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. ^ Harden, Gwen J. (2001). "Davidsonia johnsonii – 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.