Macadamia ternifolia F.Muell.

Small tree to 5 m or so tall. Leaves in whorls of 3, margins with large, irregular and spined teeth. Flowers pinkish. Fruit slightly flattened and pointed, 1.5-2 cm long, seeds warty.

Not generally found in cultivation as the kernel of the nut is bitter and inedible (cyanogenic).


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.

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