Lindsayomyrtus racemoides (Daintree Penda) (Myrtaceae)

Lindsaydomyrtus racemoides (Daintree Penda)

A wonderful rainforest tree with lovely blossoms that superficially resemble the Ball Nut (Calophyllum inophyllum). The Ball Nut however, has very different leaf features.

Lindsaydomyrtus racemoides (Daintree Penda)

Lindsayomyrtus racemoides

The Daintree Penda looks very much like some of the larger Lily Pillies (Syzygium spp.) in the dark glossy leaves but with the notable exception that it has alternate leaves. It’s most distinctive feature is the purple young leaves and shoots, which makes it recognizable even when it is not in flower. The fruits are two or three lobed.

Lindsayomyrtus racemoides


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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