Maytenus cunninghamii

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Maytenus cunninghamii
Maytenus cunninghamii.jpg
Maytenus cunninghamii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Subfamily: Celastroideae
Genus: Maytenus
Species: M. cunninghamii
Binomial name
Maytenus cunninghamii
(Hook.) Loes.

Maytenus cunninghamii is a species of shrub endemic to Australia. The natural range extends from The Kimberley and throughout The Northern Territory and Queensland. The plant grows to 6 metres in height, though it commonly flowers as a much smaller shrub. It is most commonly found in savanna and open forests, though it occasionally extends into monsoon forest.[1]

Flowers and foliage of M. cunninghamii.


  1. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Maytenus cunninghamii". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 12 May 2013.