Common name: Red Bean
Dysoxylum mollissimum Blume APNI*
Description: Medium-sized to large tree with pale flaky bark; new growth rusty-villous.
Leaves usually imparipinnate, 15–45 cm long; leaflets 11–23, oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate, 3–15 cm long, 20–50 mm wide, apex acuminate, base strongly asymmetric, both surfaces finely pubescent to ± glabrous, domatia as small hair-tufts; petiole 5–12 cm long, lateral petiolules 1–10 mm long.
Panicles 5–35 cm long. Petals 8–10 mm long, whitish, glabrous to sparsely hairy. Anthers 8.
Capsule obovoid to ± globose, 15–20 mm long, yellowish brown, glabrous, warty; aril reddish.
Distribution and occurrence: in subtropical and littoral rainforest north from the Bellinger R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by M. J. Taylor & G. J. Harden
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