Flindersia australis

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Flindersia australis
Medium crowash.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Flindersia
Species: F. australis
Binomial name
Flindersia australis
R.Br.[1]

Flindersia australis, the crow's ash or Australian teak, is a rainforest tree from New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.[2] It grows up to 40 metres high, with larger trees having a buttressed trunk. The leaves are alternate or occasionally opposite and have between 3 and 13 leaflets.[2] Each of these is 2.4 to 13 cm long and 0.8 to 4.3 cm wide.[2] Flowers appear during spring forming inflorescences to 15 cm long.[2] These have white or cream petals which are between 5 and 7 mm long. Both the petals and sepals are covered with hair. The flowers are followed by woody capsules which are 7 to 10 cm long.[2] These split open to reveal the winged seeds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flindersia australia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Flindersia australis". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-06-26.