Bunya Mountains, Queensland, 9th January 1992
This is a deciduous tree, growing up to 20 metres high. It has 5-lobed leaves, up to 18 cm long. It flowers in summer, when tree is almost leafless. Flowers are pink to red, 6 cm long, with no petals, but sepals are petaloid and coloured, and pubescent on the outside.
It grows in rainforest in the north east of New South Wales and in Queensland.
The foliage is food for some Caterpillars, for example :
( Phaedyma shepherdi, NYMPHALIDAE )
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(updated 28 December2009)