Buchanania arborescens

Buchanania arborescens

Buchanania arborescens

(Satinwood)

FAMILY

Anacardiaceae

Species

Buchanania arborescens

Common name

Satinwood

Flower colour; life form

White; tree

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This tree, which is related to the mango has simple, alternate, elliptical to obovate leaves which tend to be clustered towards the ends of the branches. Flowers are in panicles towards the ends of the branches, petals 5-6, white to cream. Fruit black when ripe to 1 cm long. Resin present, when exposed to light as in a broken twig then it quickly goes black, may be an irritant in those susceptible.

Additional image:

Image of Buchanania leaves