Melicope rubra

Melicope rubra

fruit clusters

(Evodiella)

FAMILY

Rutaceae

Species

Melicope rubra

Common name

Evodiella

Flower colour; life form

Flowers dark pink; small tree

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This small tree flowers and fruits while still a shrub. Leaves are opposite and compound with 3 leaflets, aromatic when crushed; petiole to 9 cm long. Flowers borne in clusters along the branches, petals 4, dark pink to 7 mm long; fruit a 4-angled capsule which splits open at the top to reveal the black seeds. The surface of the capsule appears rough because of the large oil glands.

Additional images

four M. rubra images