Siphonodon australis

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Siphonodon australisFamily: Celastraceae
Genus: Siphonodon
Common name: Ivorywood
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This tree is quite uncommon in the Reserve. There is one growing at the base of the Argyrodendron trifoliolatum and a group of three just to the north of the southern firetrail in about the middle of the Reserve. This is the first time I have seen any fruit although I did see a few flowers a couple of years ago. The fruit grows up to 50 mm in diameter and turns yellow when ripe. It is quite hard and can contain up to 10 seeds. (September 2010)

I’ve only found 4 of these trees growing in two locations in the reserve. There are two trees growing near the base of the wattle that has recently fallen across the southern firetrail. It produces a hard yellow fruit up to 50 mm in diameter that can contain up to 10 seeds. (November 2007)