Castanospora alphandii - Brown Tamarind
Family: Sapindaceae

Widespread in moist rainforests on volcanic soils of higher fertility and also in the wet tropics.
Handsome weeping tree around 10-15m but old trees in mature forest can reach 30m.
Striking foliage.
The leaves are glossy on the upper surface, grey and felty below, with wavy edges and distinct domatia along the lower midrib.
New growth is limp and very striking, being soft lime green in contrast with the mature leaves.
The weeping foliage forms a handsome rounded crown.
Small, white perfumed flowers.
Dark brown shiny seeds enclosed in fleshy, peach-coloured capsules.
Bird attracting.

Cultivation
Fresh seeds, cleaned and soaked to drown larvae germinate in a few weeks.

Planting
06.06.17
13.07.17