Melicope elleryana

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Melicope elleryanaFamily: Rutaceae
Genus: Melicope
Common names: Euodia, Pink-flowered Doughwood, Corkwood
ALA reference

This is a medium sized coastal rainforest tree that I suspect may not have occurred here naturally. It can be found in well-watered sandy coastal areas north of the Clarence River. However it has been grown widely as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens for its beautiful pink flowers that attract droves of lorikeets and butterflies in summer. I suspect that the seed for this tree came from a tree that has been planted locally. It is growing in the area below the picnic ground. (April 2010)