Common name: red carabeen, red bean, leather jacket, brush mahogany
Geissois benthamiana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Medium-sized to large tree, usually buttressed, young leaves reddish.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to ovate, mostly 6–17 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, margins toothed, glabrous; petiole 2–5 cm long, petiolules 5–15 mm long; stipules curved, 10–25 mm diam., shed early.
Panicles large, individual racemes 7–15 cm long. Sepals 2–3 mm long, fused at base. Stamens 20–30, c. 5 mm long.
Capsule cylindrical, 10–15 mm long, rusty-hairy.
Flowering: winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest, north from the Manning R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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