Lophostemon grandiflorus

Lophostemon grandiflorus

Lophostemon grandiflorus

(Northern swamp mahogany)

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

Species

Lophostemon grandiflorus

Common name

Northern swamp mahogany

Flower colour; life form

White; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

A common tree on campus particularly along the watercourses, it has grey fibrous persistent bark. The flowers are whitish in groups of 3, stamens are fused to form 5 bundles. Fruit is a capsule to 1 cm diameter.