Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

Syncarpia glomulifera

Turpentine

Myrtaceae

Syncarpia glomulifera

Form and Size: A very large tree to 50m in height, with a trunk to 1.5m diameter

 Distribution: Tablelands and ranges of northern Qld., Blackdown and Consuelo Tablelands in central Qld
and from Gympie, Qld. to Bateman’s Bay, NSW

Leaves: Opposite pairs, grouped in fours, egg-shaped or broadly oval, dull dark green above,
whitish-hairy beneath, thick, stiff, 7- 10cm x 2.5-4.5cm

Bark: Brown or reddish, persistent, thick, fibrous, stringy, furrowed

 Flowers: White or cream, petals hairy, stamens longer than petals;
usually 7 fused into a head, an inflorescence having 4 heads on long stalks

 Flowering Period: September to January

 Fruit: Capsules, 7 fused into a woody fruit, 1-2cm x 1.5-2cm

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed
A very large timber tree, not suited to the home garden
It appears to thrive in deep, sandy soils, often in the transitional area between rainforest and eucalypt forest
 

Syncarpia glomulifera