Hymenosporum flavum

Posted on Updated on

Hymenosporum flavumFamily: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Hymenosporum
Common name: Native Frangipani
ALA reference

This is a small tree growing to about 20 metres. It tends to be almost deciduous at the end of winter before it gets a crop of new leaves on the ends of the branches followed by flowers. The flowers are a very pale yellow when they open but darken to a rich golden yellow with age. They are delicately fragrant hence the common name of native frangipani. There are several seedlings in the reserve and one that came up only a few years ago at the entrance to the Reserve from Eddystone Road is already flowering this year for the first time. (September 2013)

Advertisements