Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ficus pleurocarpa (Moraceae)

This endemic strangling fig tree, very descriptively named the banana fig, is one of FNQ’s more beautiful fig trees. The large and elongated (~5cm long) figs ripen into a nice dark red, and when you bite into one of them, … Continue reading

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Dysoxylum latifolium (Meliaceae)

This native mahogany tree is not a particularly well known species, or at least it must be considered so dreary as to not deserve a common name. In some respects, this species looks more like a member of the Sapindaceae … Continue reading

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Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum (Meliaceae)

This native species of mahogany is known as the Ivory Mahogany, and it has one of the largest leaves (in terms of length) of the native mahoganies. They can be readily distinguished by the size of the compound leaf and … Continue reading

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Dysoxylum pettigrewianum (Meliaceae)

This huge tree is also known as the Spur Mahogany, because of the large buttrees shaped as spurs that form at the base of the trunk. Another feature is that the leaf rachis is shallowly winged to the first pair … Continue reading

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Dysoxylum alliaceum (Meliaceae)

The leaves of D. alliaceum often do not have a terminal leaflet. When browken, the twigs have a somewhat garlic-like or onion-like smell.

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Dysoxylum parasiticum (Meliaceae)

Dysoxylum parasiticum or Yellow Mahogany can be distinguished by the hairy leaflets (particularly on the leaflet underside), and especially the rusty pores (lenticels) on the twigs and leaf rachis. Rusty pores (lenticels) on the twigs and leaf rachis. Leaflets

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Dysoxylum papuanum (Meliaceae)

Dysoxylum papuanum, the Spice Mahogany, is probably the easiest among the Dysoxylums to recognize. Leaflets are somewhat light green and thinner than the other Dysoxylums. Underside of leaflets Underside of leaflets and the terminal leaflet

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