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Fraxinus griffithii

Fraxinus griffithii

(Griffith’s Ash)




Fraxinus griffithii

Common name

Griffith’s Ash

Flower colour; life form

White; tree




This species from south-east Asia is one of the few tropical trees in the genus. There is a plant growing near DB 1 carpark entrance. It has mottled green and cream bark and pinnate leaves with 5-7 leaflets which are green above and silvery below. The small fragrant flowers with 4 white petals are borne in erect panicles on the outside of the leaves. These are followed by clusters of small, winged fruit to about 4 cm long. These fruits often have a pink tinge when mature. Flowering February to March. Good wind resistance.