Endiandra insignis (Lauraceae)

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This endemic species has beautiful golf ball sized fruits with a blazing scarlet colour and is very deserving of cultivation.

The leaves are somewhat thick-textured and bears strong similarity to Endiandra leptodendron, but are hairy on the underside. The species is thus aptly named the Hairy Walnut or Rusty Walnut.

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Leaf underside. The “rusty” hairs can be discerned from the rusty colour, especially around the veins.

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Upper side of leaf

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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