This endemic understorey rainforest tree is also known as the Native Ochna or the Brown Ochna. It is found from low to high altitudes (up to ~1200m) but seems very common in upland rainforest.
Despite the gloomy and drab appearance when not in flower or fruit, this tree is perhaps, or at least IMHO, one of the easiest tree to identify once the leaf venation is known. The leaf venation is like no other, with secondary nerves running out of the midrib in an almost irregular fashion, some curving up . Some may find the venation messy but there is something inextricably attractive in the vein patterning.
The flowers do not have the flair of the cultivated Ochna (Ochna serrulata) but the black ripe fruits (in this case 5 individual carpels) set against a red calyx are are characteristic of the Ochnaceae. This plant demonstrates the botanical affinities of Tropical Far North Queensland with South East Asia and South Africa, where other species of Brackenridgea also occur.