Terminalia spp.

Terminalia spp.

(Damson trees)




Terminalia spp.

Common name


Flower colour; life form

White; trees


Cairns, Townsville


There are a number of species on campus. All are trees, with a characteristic branching pattern i.e. where the branches leave the stem at a broad angle, and several branches arise about the same level; all have obovate leaves i.e. that are larger about the mid point of the leaf than below There are usually some old red leaves present. All have white, heavily scented flowers in racemes, some consider the smell unpleasant. The fruits are usually somewhat flattened, and laterally compressed, seeds are edible. There are several species on the campuses.

Terminalia spp.

Image of Terminalia species