Argyrodendron actinophyllum - Black Booyong
Family: Sterculiaceae

Majestic large buttressed tree over 15m (in cultivation).
Glossy striking foliage.
Lemon scented white flowers.
Papery winged brown fruits.

Stately buttressed tree, up to 50m with a dark crown and irregularly scaly grey-black bark.
The shiny leaves are held in groups of 5-9 leaflets arranged palmately, like fingers around the palm of a hand.
Every few years, masses of small white bell-shaped flowers are followed by beautiful winged brown fruits called samaras. When ripe, they spiral down from the canopy.
Until logged out it was an important commercial timber tree.
Fresh seeds germinate within days of sowing.

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