Geissois benthamii F.Muell.

Red Carabeen

Small to medium tree to 15 m or so tall with wrinkled grey bark. Trunk forming basal buttresses. Leaves of 3 large leaflets each 10-15 cm long, leathery and glossy green with prominent veins and toothed margins. Flowers about 3 mm wide, creamy yellow, in dense axillary clusters; winter to early summer. Fruit capsule 1.5-2 cm long, cylindrical and hairy.

Qld, NSW.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Cunoniaceae. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Oxalidales
family       Cunoniaceae
genus        Geissois Labill.