Macadamia integrifolia

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Macadamia integrifolia
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Foliage and fruits
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Macadamia
Species:
M. integrifolia
Binomial name
Macadamia integrifolia

Macadamia integrifolia is a small to medium sized tree, growing to 15 metres in height. Native to rainforests in south east Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia. Common names include macadamia, smooth-shelled macadamia, bush nut, Queensland nut and nut oak.[1]

Description[edit]

Macadamia integrifolia leaves are simple, oblong in shape, glossy, entire with wavy leaf margins and are 20 cm long and 10 cm wide.[2] The flowers are white or pink followed by woody, edible rounded fruits[3] which are 2 to 3.5 cm in diameter.

This tree is rarely cultivated for ornamental purposes.[1]

It has been introduced to Mexico and has done well in the states of Michoacán and Jalisco.[4]

The trees will survive in hardiness zones 10 and 11.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Department of the Environment (2020). "Species Profile and Threats Database: Macadamia integrifolia". Department of the Environment, Canberra.
  2. ^ "Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)".
  3. ^ Hargreaves, Dorothy; Hargreaves, Bob (1964). Tropical Trees of Hawaii. Kailua, Hawaii: Hargreaves. p. 40.
  4. ^ Marisela Taboada & Rogelio Oliver Guadarrama. 2004. Cultivos alternativos en México. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas. AGT Editor S.A. Mexico City, Mexico. ISBN 968-463-120-0