Trochodendron aralioides Siebold & Zucc.

Tree with large trunk. Bark aromatic. Leaves alternate but sometimes appearing to be in whorls, leathery, almost diamond-shaped with rounded forward-pointing teeth, glossy above. Leaf stalks long. Flowers green; summer.

Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Ryukyu Island

A forest tree growing naturally at altitudes of about 3000 m.

Seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.

Leaves diamond-shaped in whorl-like clusters at the tips of branches; fruits with fused bases and free stigmas.

Specimens VIC: Dandenongs ('Pirianda', 4-5 m tall in 1984).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Trochodendraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Trochodendranae]
order      Trochodendrales
family       Trochodendraceae
genus        Trochodendron Siebold & Zucc.