Tag Archives: Elaeocarpaceae

Elaeocarpus bancroftii (Elaeocarpaceae)

The Kuranda Quandong gets to become an impressive tree, but doesn’t appear to grow anywhere as fast as it’s famous cousin the Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus angustifolius). However, the flowers of the Kuranda Quandong are large and showy, matched perhaps only … Continue reading

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Elaeocarpus angustifolius (Elaeocarpaceae)

Bush tucker in a bowl. I’ve tried Blue Quandongs on many occassions and I am convinced it’s an acquired taste. I have not totally acquired it yet, but the sourness and mild sweetness may appeal to some.

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Elaeocarpus eumundi (Elaeocarpaceae)

Very ornamental species of native Quandong with small-ish fruits.

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Elaeocarpus foveolatus (Elaeocarpaceae)

In my opinion, Elaeocarpus foveolatus is one of the most beautiful Quandongs or Elaeocarps I know of, and probably also the most distinctive, but perhaps only because I have seen a lot of it in one place in the highlands … Continue reading

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Aceratium megalospermum (Elaeocarpaceae)

Aceratium is probably one of the most striking genus of plants of the Australian tropics. I don’t have much to back myself up other than my own biases, but seeing Aceratium always makes me happy! Maybe it is the name, … Continue reading

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Elaeocarpus coorangooloo (Elaeocarpaceae)

Also known as the Brown Quandong or Coorangooloo Quandong, this tree has a most interesting disjunct distribution with populations up to over 200km apart. It is found only in Mt Windsor, then the Atherton Tableland and then in Paluma. There … Continue reading

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Peripentadenia phelpsii (Elaeocarpaceae)

An endemic Australian genus. This rainforest tree of FNQ has showy white flowers with frilly petals like Quandongs (Elaeocarpus). Flower with a petal removed to show internal details Leaf

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