Diploglottis australis - Native Tamarind
Family: Sapindacee

Handsome rainforest tree 6-8m but often up to 35m with a straight fluted trunk and an umbrella-shaped crown.
The name derives from the tart juicy orange arils around the seeds.
When the 2-3 lobed capsules appear in spring following flowering, the trees become visitation centres for flying foxes and birds.
The long leaves may have up to 20 large broad leaflets.
Velvety brown hairs cover the branchlets, new shoots, leaflet undersides and inflorescences.
It grows commonly in subtropical, dry and warm-temperate rainforests, and on the margins with eaucalypt forest.
Ideal shade tree.

Seeds are quickly attacked by insect larvae; those spat out by flying foxes germinate the best, within about 3 weeks.

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