Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche

Macadamia Nut

Tree 10-15 m tall. Leaves mostly in whorls of 3, obovate with a blunt tip and wedgeshaped base, adult leaves with margin wavy and more or less entire. Flowers white. Fruits round, 2.5-3.5 cm wide, seed smooth.

Grows naturally in S Qld where it is also most widely grown in commercial plantations. Although growing naturally in warm climates it will grow and fruit well in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne. Its natural distribution overlaps that of M. tetraphylla with which it intergrades. Cultivars include M. 'Hidden Valley A16', M. 'Hidden Valley A4', PVJ 2(1)4 and the hybrid with M. tetraphylla, 'Hidden Valley A38'.

S Qld.

VIC: Brighton (Anzac Hostel); Caulfield (Park).

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Hero image
Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Macadamia F.Muell.