Common name: pink-flowered doughwood, saruwa
Melicope elleryana (F.Muell.) T.G.Hartley APNI*
Synonyms: Euodia elleryana F.Muell. APNI*
Euodia batjanica Valeton APNI*
Evodiella muelleri (Engl.) B.L.Linden APNI*
Evodiella muelleri f. dinggi Veldkamp & Rouwenhorst APNI*
Description: Tree up to 25 m high, glabrous or sometimes with sparsely hairy leaflets and branchlets.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic, ± ovate or obovate, 5.5–20 cm long, 3.5–8 cm wide, apex abruptly acuminate or obtuse, base cuneate or sometimes slightly asymmetric, ± sparsely hairy, oil dots numerous but small; petiole 2.5–11 cm long; lateral petiolules 1–6 mm long, terminal petiolule 2–10 mm long.
Panicles up to 5 cm long. Sepals 1–1.5 mm long. Petals 5–6 mm long, pink, pubescent inside. Stamens 4, longer than the petals.
Cocci ovoid, 7–8 mm long, grey to brown; seeds shiny, black.
Flowering: summer to early autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical rainforest and swamp forest north from the Clarence R. Often cultivated as an ornamental tree.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
Text by P. G. Richards
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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