Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

 Flindersia pimenteliana

Maple Silkwood

Rutaceae


Form and Size: A large tree, 25-35m high

Distribution: Rainforests of north-eastern Qld

Leaves: Opposite, pinnate, 10-30cm long; 2-10 leaflets, leathery or papery, dark green above,
paler beneath, 3.5-16cm x 1.5-6.5cm

Bark: Grey, pustular

Flowers: Petals red about 0.6cm diameter; borne in terminal panicles to 30cm long

Flowering Period: November to December

Fruit: Capsules, oblong, reddish-brown, covered in pointed bumps, 5-11cm long; seeds 4-6cm long, winged at both ends

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from fresh seed. A fast growing plant requiring rich soils and plenty of moisture
An excellent shade or specimen tree
The timber is very similar to F. brayleyana and is widely used for cabinet making, mouldings and veneers