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Neolamarckia cadamba

Neolamarckia cadamba

(Burrflower Tree, Leichhardt Pine)

FAMILY

Rubiaceae

Species

Neolamarckia cadamba

Common name

Burrflower Tree, Leichhardt Pine

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow to orange; tree

Campus

Cairns

Description

This tree to 30 m tall was formerly placed in the genus Anthocephalus. The simple leaves are broadly lanceolate with an acute apex, rather than ovate to obovate leaf with a rounded apex as in Nauclea. The flowers are in a head to 55 mm diameter, the corolla is yellow to orange, style and stamens exserted, fragrant. The fleshy, orange fruit has short bristles; it is to 45 mm diameter.