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Alectryon diversifolius

Plant Family


Alternative Common Names

scrub boonaree

Grows as a shrub up to 3-4 m high.

Leaves - shape is highly variable even on individual plants, ranging from oval to lanceolate to strongly serrated and holly-like. 1.5–6 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, leathery, stiff and smooth. Often clustered on short branchlets.

Flowers - solitary, in small clusters or racemes up to 25 mm long. Petals absent.

Pods - 1 or 2 lobed fruit, usually 5–10 mm long, 5–15 mm wide, smooth or finely hairy; seed black, and aril red.


Usually grows in Brigalow scrub in dark clay soil.  Can occur with Belah communities.

6, 12, 20

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