Macadamia tetraphylla L.A.S.Johnson

Macadamia Nut

Tree to about 10 m tall. Leaves in groups of 4, rarely 3 or 5,10-25 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide, teeth large and spined. Flowers white or pink; Sept-Oct. Fruits round, 2-3.5 cm wide; seeds warty.

Rainforest tree grown for the edible nuts.


VIC: Prahran (Victoria Gds).

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