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Common name: Queensland nut, macadamia nut, bush nut
Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Small tree; new growth pale green.
Leaves in whorls of 3 or rarely of 4 or paired or solitary, lamina narrow-elliptic to obovate, 7–15 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, apex obtuse, margins entire or with coarse prickly teeth, undulate, leathery, glabrous, with 7–12 pairs of main lateral veins; petiole 5–10 mm long.
Conflorescences sparsely pubescent, 10–20 cm long. Perianth 8–12 mm long, white to pinkish.
Fruit 20–35 mm diam.; seed 20–30 mm diam., ± globose, smooth. Fruit July.
Distribution and occurrence: in drier types of subtropical rainforest north from Currumbin in Qld. It is not known to occur naturally in the wild in N.S.W.; however, it has been recorded from Camden Haven but it is not known if the tree was cultivated or growing naturally. This species is frequently cultivated for its fruit.
NSW subdivisions: ?NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3VC-
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: C.L. Gross (1995)
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