In the centre, the prominent straight style is a dark pink or purplish colour and hairy towards the base. Stipules on a Moreton Bay Fig can be up to 15cm long and leave a slanting scar on the branchlet. ), Grevilleas (Grevillea spp.) This medium sized tree species is known under a number of different common names, due to its large distribution range across tropical Asia and northern Australia. Bark is firm, brown in colour and on older trunks becomes rough and scaly (2). Venation is very conspicuous and raised on lower leaf surface (5). Green circles show position of axillary buds. The Salmon Bean prefers to grow beneath taller trees and is reported to be deciduous over late winter. squamea occurring in NSW (Photo 1). The attractive foliage consists of simple leaves with an alternate arrangement. The ability to recognise common leaf base shapes is useful in identification of native Australian tree species and descriptions on the tree web pages employ definitions explained below. Bark is light brown in colour, firm and finely fissured (2). The mature fruit is black, urn-shaped with a broad rounded protrusion at the apex and up to 25mm long. Branchlets are up to 30cm long with tiny scale-like leaves up to 5mm long appearing in whorls of 8 - 10 at internodes, spaced less than 1cm apart (5). See also Grease Nut Tree Hernandia bivalvis Page 6. See also: Coastal Banksia (B. integrifolia) Page 2 and Green Banksia (B. robur) Page 6. Red-barked Sassafras Cinnamomum virens The Scentless Rosewood Synoum glandulosum reaches a height of up to 15m. Identification pictures of tree species on Australia's East Coast, in full colour and enlarged sizes. Venation is clearly visible on the lower leaf surface, with lateral veins forming loops (4 & 5). Distribution: Tropical north eastern Qld and NT. The white and glabrous (hairless) flower style divides into 3 ‘stems’ at the base, which are forked at the apex. Distribution: Tropical Qld (shown) and NT, but has been spreading to subtropical locations along the coast in more recent times. 4. 1. The greyish bark is furrowed and scaly with a soft corky texture (2). Mid vein is pronounced on lower leaf surface and numerous straight laterals are faintly visible. See Leaf Characteristics Page for explanations of botanical definitions used. Tree Identification Resources From: Maryland Cooperative Extension Cost: $1 From: Local Bookstore Cost: $17 . New Holland Publishers: May 2019 ISBN: 9781925546293 Format: Paperback with PVC Pages: 304 pp. Veins can be hardly visible to strongly raised and being obvious on both leaf surfaces. Tree Names Common Name Family Genus & Species white oak Fagaceae Quercus alba black oak Fagaceae Quercus velutina white pine Pinaceae Pinus strobus Trees that have a variety name in paranthesis (var. Leaf apex is acute, base shape is cuneate. the base tapers into the petiole over a shorter distance compared to attenuate. Full Colour Photography The distinctive foliage of the Rose Myrtle is very glossy and arranged in a very orderly fashion (3). The green lines, in the graphic image above, are marking the widest points of the leaf/leaflet compared to the centre line. Fruit turns browner in colour with maturity, but is often attacked by insects at this stage (4). Leaflet apex is acute; base shape rounded. Bark is brown in colour (grey patches are caused by lichen) and becomes rough, furrowed and scaly at the base of trunks of older trees. Young emerging leaves are most likely to be affected. apex and turns yellow or orange at full maturity (3 & 4). Stipules removed to show unfurling leaf. This beautiful tree species can attain a height of up to 40m and naturally occurs along water courses, but is rare these days due to clearing of subtropical rainforests. The mid rib is raised and a yellowish colour on the lower leaf surface. Red Ash Alphitonia excelsa Other names: Soap Bush It is quite common to find leaf/leaflets with different margins on the same tree. squamea Positions of centre vein, lateral veins and net veins in a pinnate arrangement are demonstrated. Alternate arrangement of simple leaves. After a short deciduous time over winter, new emerging foliage flushes in red tones. Bark on the trunk is greyish brown and marked by fine horizontal fissures and small blisters. Bark has a firm and rather smooth texture, but turns rough and flaky around the base of older trees. Refresh the page in your browser to view updated content. Mid vein on upper surface is sunken, as are the fine net veins. Points can either be blunt or sharp. 5. Petiole (leaf stalk) is rather short at up to 5 mm long and grooved on top. Tropical rainforests are the exclusive native habitat of this elegant small tree that reaches a height of up to 6m. Descriptions and all images copyright ©2020 by www.allcreativedesigns.com.au world wide rights reserved. Under favourable conditions the Red Kamala can attain a height of more than 10m and often develops an attractive dense crown (Image 1). It reaches a diameter of 35mm and changes from white to pink or red at full maturity. Descriptions and all images copyright ©2020 by www.allcreativedesigns.com.au world wide rights reserved. While it is relatively easy to recognise the genus, identification of individual species is rather difficult and manly relies on the shape of fruiting ‘cones’ and the number of teeth-like leaves. The Guide to Common Trees and Shrubs of Iowa was developed to help identify species that may be readily observed in the state. Rose Butternut Blepharocarya involucrigera Other names: North Queensland Bollygum Simple mature leaves with an alternate arrangement are; up to 9cm long, mostly narrow elliptic in shape (widest around the middle) with entire margins, dull grey green on both surfaces, hairless, strong and rigid in texture. Flowers are borne on small panicles that are mostly less than 5cm long (sometimes up to 8cm). They show an alternate arrangement and are a characteristic feature in the identification of this tree species (Picture 3). Distribution: Vic., NSW and southern Qld (Springbrook Plateau). items may have come from a neighboring tree. The guide was written and illustrated by the author of these web pages. The beautiful drooping flower racemes are up to 40cm long and appear on the trunk (cauliflorous) over late autumn and winter. The fruit (a capsule) is typical for the genus and reaches a length of 2.5cm. Before opening, the perianth (floral tube) is 2 to 3cm long, hairy and pink or reddish brown on the outside (Image 3 inset). Distribution: Vic., NSW & Qld. The fruit is a fleshy drupe that turns black at full maturity and contains a brown coloured flattened seed (4). Silky Lomatia Lomatia fraseri Other names: Tree Lomatia, Forest Lomatia Lower leaf surface is a paler green and moderately shiny. Size: 23 cm high x 15 cm wide Reticulate. It has the potential to reach a height of 20m and is identified by its large broadly egg-shaped leaves and unusual fruit (Image 1). Pocket Field Guides One of the best, pocket-sized tree identification manuals. Also, this book makes you look closely at bark and notice how details differ during the life-span of trees. The pollen presenter at the top of the style is roughly ovoid (egg-shaped). First published 1993 This edition edited and published by North East Downs Landcare Group 2011, with funding from the Australian Government Caring for our Country program Contact details at time of printing: PO Box 199 Oakey Q 4401 Telephone 07 4691 1499 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ISBN 978-0-9757321-1-3 . Otherwise all native Australian tree species are listed in alphabetical order. In exposed coastal locations, it is likely to be a tall spreading shrub or small tree, whereas in open forests the Saw-tooth Banksia produces a more upright trunk and is able to reach a height of 15m (1). A practical field guide to the identification of native species. Click Images for Full Size View It measures up to 2cm across and contains 3 or 4 black seeds (3). Dedicated photography of rainforest species including; mosses, mushrooms, lichens, slime moulds, ferns, conifers, flowering trees, climbing plants, orchids and palms enable the reader to identify commonly encountered species. Note: See also Casearia C. multinervosa on Page 3. The strongly raised mid vein has clearly visible hairy domatia along its length helping in identification of this species (5). Distribution: Tropical north-eastern Qld and Cape York. Select images for Full Size View. its leaves. The striking flowers are scented and dominated by numerous white stamens up to 50mm long (3). Distribution range: Eastern side of the Great Divide from Vic, NSW & Qld. The distinctive foliage features large compound leaves that are able to reach more than 80cm in length. It is an understorey species that reaches a height of 6 to 8m and inhabits warm temperate and subtropical rainforests. Proper tree identification is the first step to understanding and managing our forests. Illustration 1 shows a paripinnate compound leaf. The rachis is the axis to which leaflets are joined, situated above the petiole (primary leaf stalk). This eye-catching tall shrub or small tree is easily recognised by the bright silvery underside of the leaves. Bark is reddish brown in colour, firm with fine fissures and some blisters (2). 2. A palmate vein arrangement branches out at the base of the leaf blade into multiple main veins emerging from a single point. Distribution: Upper mid-north coast of NSW to central Qld. Format: Paperback with PVC Follicles are grey in colour, thick-walled and up to 35mm wide (4). Examples for this base shape include the Macleay Laurel Anopterus macleayanus (Page 7) and the Thin-leaved Coondoo Pouteria chartacea (Page 11). The book was written and illustrated by the author of the tree identification web pages. Venation with exception of the midrib is very faint (5). 1. Rusty Plum Niemeyera whitei It is often a pioneer species in regenerating forest areas (Picture 1). Leaflet apex is acute, base shape is cuneate. 1. The common name Silver Birch is also used for the European tree (Betula pendula) which has been planted in temperate regions of Australia. Distribution: NSW mid-north coast to central Qld. Note: a beautiful ornamental plant, available at (online) nurseries. It is grey with a reddish tinge in colour (2). The large wing-like buttress roots that develop on older specimens are a good initial identification feature (2). Each panicle bears large numbers of small cream coloured flowers that open successively over a period of time. Some tree species feature compound leaves that consist of more than 50 leaflets. $22.99. Distribution: Northern NSW to north Qld. The floral tube divides into 4 re-curving segments (lobes) that are hairless and maroon coloured on the inside (4). Sassafras Doryphora sassafras More than 800 colour photographs, informative graphics, maps and detailed description of more than 300 species. (Last updated: July 2020). Palmate compound leaves can feature more than 15 separate leaflets, such as the Australian Umbrella tree Schefflera actinophylla. Rainforests of Australia's East Coast. The Rainforest of Australia's East Coast book shows tree identification images in printed format. The rounded seed (shown top left) is cream/pale brown coloured and up to 15mm in diameter. The fruit is a tiny rounded and hairy capsule that measures up to 3mm in diameter. Pages: 128 pp. Leaf tip (apex; singular / apices; plural) shapes are mentioned in descriptions accompanying Australian tree images. Flower - Fruit - and Bark Identification Web Pages for explanations of botanical definitions and concepts. The persisting calyx (flower base) is visible at the base of the fruit (3). The pinnate compound leaf consists of up to 12 leaflets, which are; up to 18cm long, elliptical with undulating or entire margins, hairless, dark green, glossy on top, paler green beneath and firm in texture (4 & 5). The globose shaped fruit (a capsule) matures in late winter to spring and features 3 lobes containing 3 to 5 seeds, which are partly covered by a bright red aril. Distribution: Tas., Vic., NSW & Qld; as different subspecies. 6. The large bipinnate (twice divided) compound leaf mostly features 2 or 4 pinnae (branches), each normally bearing 6 large leaflets. Whorl arrangement of simple leaves. It rarely reaches more than 10m in height and inhabits subtropical rainforest as an understorey species (Picture 1). Distribution: Two variations are recognised; E. falcatus var.falcatus from southern NSW to northern Qld and E. falcatus var. Distribution: Northern tropical Qld, WA & NT and Asia. Notched or the botanical definition is emarginate. In just a few minutes, you'll be able to name many of the common trees in North America. Domatia which appear as hollow swellings on the leaf or leaflet's lower surface in the axils of centre and lateral veins (red circle). Leaflets are: between 2 to 4cm long, mostly oblong in shape with entire margins, hairless when mature, dark green, dull on top, paler green beneath, thin and soft in texture. Mucronate is basically a more rounded leaf apex with a short sharp point. See Flower Characteristics Page and Leaf Characteristics Page for information on terms used. (Brown Beech Pennantia cunninghamii) Elliptical or longitudinal. (Trees or shrubs with tripinnate leaf features are not common.) Some exceptional specimens growing within subtropical rainforests can be more than 30m tall (Picture 1). The specimen in the image is partly overgrown by a Giant Pepper Vine (Piper hederaceum) (Picture 1). Descriptions, images and illustrations copyright ©2020 by www.allcreativedesigns.com.au world wide rights reserved. Simple leaves with an opposite arrangement are; up to 10cm long, mostly elliptic in shape with toothed and wavy margins, hairless, glossy on their upper surface, scented when crushed, firm and rather leathery in texture. Bark is grey with pink or reddish hues and has a firm, finely rough texture (2). 2. It inhabits the margins of cool- and warm temperate rainforests and other wet tall forests (Photo 1). Tight groups of flowers not only emerge from young branches, but also appear along older branches (ramiflorous) and on the trunk (cauliflorous). They are fringed appendages, called corolline ligules, interspersed with stamens, featuring inconspicuous elongated anthers (3). Satinwood Nematolepis squamea ssp. This stately tree can reach a height of up to 50m in its habitat of tropical rainforests, where it often forms the uppermost canopy. It is recommended to collect material from mature trees when identifying tree species by leaf samples. Distribution: Common from the NSW south coast to Qld. See Leaf Characteristics Page for explanations of botanical definitions used. primarily a temperate forest (though some classifications put parts angustifolius north from central Qld. Flowers measure 6 to 8mm in diameter when fully opened (3). Veins dissect from the centre vein and run to the leaf margin in an alternate or opposite manner. This book was developed by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service as an aid in identifying trees and shrubs and to aid in their use for conservation purposes. On older stems, bark is firm and relatively smooth with areas covered in fine fissures and small ridges; colour is brown and obscured by grey crust forming lichen (2). One or two flowers emerge from axillary buds along branches and measure up to 12mm in diameter (3). It will split on two sides, then curl and twist when drying, to reveal up to a dozen very hard and bright red coloured seeds. Tree Identification Book : A New Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Trees Paperback – February 1, 1973 by George W. Symonds (Author), Stephen V. Chelminski (Photographer) 4.3 out of 5 stars 235 ratings. River Bottlebrush Callistemon sieberi [Callistemon paludosus] But this book is a terrific aid for overall tree identification and has helped me identify many unknown trees. Rusty Pods Hovea longifolia Rainforest of Australia's East Coast Book. Older trees develop a fluted trunk. They arise from axillary buds and appear over spring (4). The Red-barked Sassafras inhabits subtropical and warm temperate rainforests (Photo 1). Distribution: North eastern NSW and south eastern Qld. With the help of a leaf sample you can very accurately ID most trees that grow in the NE. When starting out to identify Australian tree species, the expression "Can't see the trees for the forest" comes to mind. Growing buds are finely hairy (Photos 4 & 5). Pinnate compound leaves feature up to 6 leaflets, which are; up to 8cm long, mostly elliptic in shape with mainly irregular toothed margins, mid green fairly dull to satin glossy on top, slightly paler beneath, firm and strong in texture. Sometimes recent tree trimming work can make it more difficult to use other identifiers, which further underscores the usefulness of the leaf. Identify leaves by the pleasant aniseed odour emitted when crushed (Photos 4 & 5). A layer of whitish pulp surrounds one or two seeds that are covered in a hard brown shell (endocarp) (4). Other terms used when describing leaf/leaflet shapes are: falcate (sickle-shaped), rhomboid (diamond-shaped), deltoid (triangular) and cordate (heart-shaped). Scented Daphne Phaleria clerodendron Other names: Scented Phaleria They include; leaf, flower, fruit, bark characteristics and the size, shape and form, collectively called the habit of the plant. the centre leaflet is attached to a rachis. Bark on the lower trunk is hard, rather smooth with minute longitudinal fissures and dark green to nearly black in colour (2). 3. The pure white perianth (floral tube) reaches a length of about 3cm and splits into 4 or 5 well-defined and re-curving lobes at the apex. Bark on the trunk of more mature trees is grey coloured and marked by irregular lines of small protrusions (2). Red Tulip Oak Argyrodendron peralatum Other names: Red Crowsfoot New Holland Publishers: May 2019 ISBN: 9781925546293 Format: Paperback with PVC Pages: 304 pp. Click or tap image to view enlarged photo; opens new browser window. Click Images for Full Size View (Opens new browser window). The strong petiole (leaf stalk) is up to 10cm long. Trees With Needles . Simple leaves with an opposite arrangement are: up to 6cm long, elliptical with entire margins, hairless, dark green, smooth and very glossy on top, paler green and duller beneath. New leaf growth flushes in pink-salmon colours turning to a bright red thereafter (3). It splits along its sides to disperse a number of flattened brown seeds with a small papery wing on one side (4). The multi-branching flower panicles are up to 15cm long and appear at very end of young branches over summer. feature 4 calyx lobes (sepals), 4 white and finely hairy petals, 4 stamens with hairy filaments and prominent, partly orange-coloured anthers. More than 200 full colour photographs and detailed descriptions explaining leaf, bark, flower, fruit and other tree characteristics. (Photo 1). Paperback. River She-oak Casuarina cunninghamiana The pod contains (mostly) two small bean shaped seeds that are yellowish green in colour (4). The petiole (leaf stalk) is about 10mm long. It is ellipsoid (oval) or more ovoid (egg-shaped) and up to 5cm long (3 & 4). The Rainforest of Australia's East Coast book shows tree identification images in printed format. is dioecious. This beautiful small and relative uncommon tree species has an upright and slender growth habit. Normally 2 flowers are attached to a single stalk. Gall is not only caused by insects such as wasps, flies, aphids and mites, but also by fungi and bacteria. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. (compound leaf). The text is equally accurate and written after painstaking research. View the Common Name Species List to locate above mentioned tree species. The common name implies that this native shrub or small tree prefers a moist habitat along stream banks. Small flower spikes are inconspicuous when compared to other Callistemon species, but are an unusual and attractive pale pink colour. Note: when touched this species is reported to cause allergic reactions to some people. What Tree is That? Cordate: Heart-shaped, referring to the indented base of the leaf that re-curves to below the joint of the petiole with the leaf blade. The fruit is a woody follicle up to 3cm long, which changes colour from green to black at full maturity. Under ideal conditions the Ribbonwood reaches a height of more than 25m and with age forms a relative dense canopy with bright green foliage. 4.7 out of 5 stars 202. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of … Leaf margins can be deeply lobed as in (Figure 7) or show only a couple of shallow lobes. The style in the centre is crowned by a prominent spherical stigma, which is surrounded by bright yellow bristles. The Crabapple Schizomeria ovata showing a stipule scar, which is an important identification characteristic for this tree species, as its leaf margins and leaf shape are very varied. This identification booklet is part of a broader project that we hope that you will be interested in taking part. The best way to control bugs is to walk through your garden each day and look for signs of bugs or bug damage. Sandfly Zieria Zieria smithii Leaf apex is acute ending in a rounded tip, base shape is cuneate. 2. The three-veined pattern starting from the base of the leaf is broadly raised on the upper surface, which is a good identification feature. Simple leaves with an opposite arrangement are; up to 16cm long, obovate (reverse egg-shaped) with entire margins, dark green, glossy, hairless on top (when mature, except for mid rib ), paler green and rusty (brown) hairy beneath and firm in texture. Rusty Pittosporum Pittosporum ferrugineum Ribbonwood Euroschinus falcatus Other names: Pink Poplar, Chinaman's Cedar, Maiden's Blush, Cudgerie The fruit is an ovoid shaped pod up to 12mm long, which is covered in fine brown hair, as are the old calyx, stems and young branches. Three prominent veins start at the base of the lamina and run up to the margin covering more than half the length of the It has wide distribution range and occurs in habitats ranging from subtropical rainforests to drier environments (Photo 1). See Leaf Characteristics and Flower Identification Page for explanations of botanical terms used. This shape is commonly found in the genus of Syzygium, such as the Riberry Syzygium luehmannii and the Weeping Lilly Pilly Syzygium floribundum. Specimens, as the one shown, are rare these days due to extensive logging for its beautiful timber since the 1830's (Picture 1). The fleshy fibrous fruit turns red at full maturity and is covered in fine white hair. Images and text descriptions from this web page are not to be redistributed or reproduced in any way, shape, or form without A Simple leaf is made up of a leaf stalk called a petiole and a leaf blade (lamina). The bark has distinct variations from the shallow fissured example to the deeply fissured, more irregular texture shown in the inset, both are very soft and corky (Picture 2). The perianth (floral tube) is about 2cm long, sparsely hairy and purplish on the outside. Leaf apex is rounded with a blunt point, base shape is attenuate. Leaf The leaflet of a tripinnate compound leaf is called a segment. The bark on older trees is greyish brown in colour with a rough texture, marked by lenticels (blisters) and horizontal ridges (2). This book is a valuable information source for bushwalkers, students, gardeners and anyone with an interest in Australias native flora. Native Australian tree images for identification purposes. Bark on younger stems is grey in colour, hard and rough in texture due to fine fissures (2). 1. miodon mainly occurring in NT. Other identification characteristics are stipule scars, present at leaf nodes on branchlets, and clearly visible domatia along mid-vein on lower leaflet surface. Begin identifying your tree by choosing the appropriate region below. Leaflets are; up to 20cm long; broad elliptic, ovate or obovate (reverse egg-shaped) with entire margins, hairless, smooth, glossy on both surfaces and firm in texture (5). 6. Tight clusters of up to 15 flowers are borne along younger branches. Bark is dark nearly black or dark grey in colour, tough and fissured in texture (2). Opposite arrangement of simple leaves. Leaves feature a rounded and notched (emarginate) apex and a cuneate (wedge-shaped) base. Bifoliolate Compound Leaf: The bifoliolate (two leaflets) compound leaf of the Twin-leaved Coogera Arytera distylis is an example. Format: Paperback with PVC the swelling at base of the petiole below the axillary bud. The compound leaf of the Native Tamarind Diploglottis australis can measure more than 1m in length and 60cm Flowers with 5 ovate petals measure about 5 to 6mm across when fully opened. We make an effort to properly name any tree species shown on this web page and cross referenced our images using these Resources to make sure that botanical identification is accurate. 2. Tree identification manual For the north-east Darling Downs region. Mid rib is broad and raised on upper leaf surface (5). The glossy and scented foliage is a distinctive feature in identification of this species (3). The guide was written and illustrated by the author of these web pages. Bark has a rather hard texture with a granular surface and is light brown in colour (2). University, published in 1927 a brief guide to the identification of common trees in the northeastern United States. It uses the LEAF online Tree Key. Undulate (Figure 6) are wavy leaf or leaflet margins. Stipules in general are apendages emerging in most cases at the base of the petiole (leaf stalk). An example for this vein arrangement is the Tree-Heath Trochocarpa laurina. The Blue Gum ), Eucalypts (Eucalyptus spp. The distinctive remnant flower style at the apex of the follicle is a typical feature for members of the Protea Family (PROTEACEAE) (3 & 4). The often confusing common naming of trees by early settlers refers to similarities in the appearance of the timber grain. This subtropical rainforest species is rare due to its very limited distribution range and diminishing habitat. The cup-shaped fruit, a capsule, releases numerous seeds by opening valves at the apex. State, University and USDA Forest Service web pages are usually the best internet tree identification sites. downward on the tree and are 3 to 4 inches long with rounded scales. We make an effort to properly identify any tree species shown on this web page and cross referenced our images using these Resources, to ensure that botanical classifications are correct. The attractive foliage is made up of large bipinnate (twice divided) compound leaves that feature 2 to 6 pinnae (branches) with normally 8 leaflets each. Leaf apex shape is rounded, base is obtuse. Apex is acute or short acuminate, base shape is cuneate. Leaflet base shape is asymmetric. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. Flowers feature a long tapering style and 5 stamens with distinctive anthers (3). To familiarise yourself with the concept of a simple and a compound leaf; inspect a sample from a simple leaf tree species known to you, such as the common Creek Sandpaper fig Ficus coronata and compare it to a tree species with compound leaves, such as the Foambark Jagera pseudorhus or Native Tamarind Diploglottis australis. Compound leaf characteristics shown in the illustration above are not a complete selection of possible features. Beautiful but short-lasting flowers are borne on panicles that appear on the trunk and along branches. 3. Blue spruce cones grow downward on the tree and are 2 to 4 inches long. Pages: 304 pp. Rainforests: Identification - Evolution - Reproduction More than 800 colour photographs, informative graphics, maps and detailed description of more than 300 species. Depending on the season and tree species these axillary buds can be obvious or inconspicuous and the use of a magnifying glass is recommended. Distribution: from the NSW south coast to central Qld. Simple leaves with an alternate arrangement are; up to 30cm long, broadly ovate (egg-shaped) with entire margins, hairless, thick and strong. After opening these bracts become woody and remain on the tree for some time or can be found on the forest floor, which makes them a good identification feature (3). The dark trunk is a prominent characteristic in identification. Shown above are the leaf/leaflet margin definitions used on the Australian Tree Identification web pages, but the illustration does not show all possible leaf margins (edges). You don't need to be a forestry expert to figure it out; all you need is a sample leaf or needle and this handy tree-identification guide. Note: The genus Hicksbeachia only comprises this species and the very similar H. pinnatifolia (Red Bopple Nut) listed below. This very attractive native tree reaches a height of up to 40m. Pinnate compound leaves consist of up to 20 leaflets, which are; up to 14cm long, mostly ovate in shape with entire margins, hairless, smooth and rather soft in texture. Tree Schefflera actinophylla genus Hicksbeachia only comprises this species of Syzygium, such as smell make relative. Explaining leaf, bark, flower, fruit and other Characteristics are stipule scars left behind on the.! 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