Melicope elleryana

Melicope elleryana

Melicope elleryana

(Euodia, Evodia)

FAMILY

Rutaceae

Species

Melicope elleryana

Common name(s)

Euodia, Evodia

Flower colour; life form

Mauve; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This rainforest tree was formerly known as Euodia elleryana. The bark is pale, somewhat corky in appearance, the leaves are opposite and each has 3 leaflets arising from the same point (trifoliolate). The clusters of pink to mauve flowers are produced on the old wood below the leaves. The fruit is a capsule, which splits to reveal seeds completely enclosed by a shiny, black aril. This tree is a host for the Ulysses butterfly. Flowering summer.

Additional Photos

Tree in bloom