Queensland Native Seeds

Alphitonia excelsa

Scientific NameAlphitonia excelsa
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Red Ash, Soap Tree
FamilyRhamnaceae

Description

A tree to possibly 30m. However, usually seen as a small tree from 3-6m high in drier, more open locations or as a tree from about 5-20m in higher rainfall locations such as coastal ranges.

Notes

Alphitonia excelsa occurs on many soil types and in many ecologies including various forms of dry rainforest and as an understory component of numerous eucalypt forest and woodland communities. The geologies and soils on which we observe it include metamorphics, volcanics, sandstone, granites, laterite, clays and deep coastal sands etc. A. excelsa is widespread and at times may be locally abundant. These features make it the subject of interest for all types of rehabilitation projects. The seed may be hard to germinate unless scarification is carried out.

Historical Notes

Distribution

Widespread in Queensland including parts of the far west; also NSW, the northern parts of the Northern Territory and an area in the north of Western Australia.

Distribution Map | Alphitonia excelsa | Queensland Native Seeds

Alphitonia excelsa | habit, fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Alphitonia excelsa | inflorescence, leaves | Queensland Native Seeds
Alphitonia excelsa | fruit dehiscing | Queensland Native Seeds
Alphitonia excelsa | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Alphitonia excelsa | seedling | Queensland Native Seeds
Alphitonia excelsa | seed | Queensland Native Seeds

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