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Alectryon oleifolius

Plant Family


Alternative Common Names

Inland Rosewood, bullock bush, rosewood

Slow growing, small to medium sized tree to 9 metres, with pale grey or brown, rough, deeply fissured bark. Can be used as a fodder tree but can be poisonous to hungry stock. Suckers from the roots.

Leaves – leaves usually pendent, 3–15 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, stiff, greyish-green, covered with very short hairs.

Flowers – inconspicuous cream flowers.

Seeds – glossy black with a red fleshy appendage.

Flowering – late spring – summer.

Indigenous uses – edible seeds probably used as a food source.


Widespread in semi-arid areas, often in association with belahs

7, 12, 25, 26

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