Diploglottis campbellii - Small-Leaved Tamarind
Family: Sapindaceae

Handsome rainforest tree 6-8m but can be up to 25m.
Dense glossy foliage.
Creamy flowers in Summer.
Red seed coating.
Ideal shade tree.

Seriously endangered.
They form a thick handsome canopy of shining compound leaves with up to 8 smooth wavy-edged leaflets.
In summer, plump 2-3-lobed capsules ripen, their lumpy yellow seeds surrounded by huge jucy arils that are a bright transparent red.
Their fruits are apparently uninviting to native animals and birds, leaving their method of dispersal unknown.

Fresh seeds removed from their arils germinate promptly in 2-3 weeks.

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