Corynocarpus cribbianus (Corynocarpaceae)

Corynocarpus cribbianus

One of the rainforest treasure trees of FNQ. This is the only member of the Corynocarpaceae in Far North Queensland, with another subtropical member C. rupestris further down south. Another six species grows in New Guinea, New Zealand, and islands in the western Pacific Ocean.

This species is most easily recognizable by the large (over 5cm wide) red shiny fruits. There are also small stipules at the leaf axils and the alternately arranged leaves have a prominent midrib that is raise on the upperside.

Corynocarpus cribbianus

Corynocarpus cribbianus
Details of leaf stipules

Corynocarpus cribbianus
Details of leaf venation


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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2 Responses to Corynocarpus cribbianus (Corynocarpaceae)

  1. Andrew Murray says:

    Hi David
    I like your blog, very informative! Just thought I should mention that Corynocarpus has two species in Australia…. C. rupestris in Nthn NSW and southern Qld.

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