Queensland Native Seeds

Atalaya hemiglauca

Scientific NameAtalaya hemiglauca
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Whitewood
FamilySapindaceae

Description

"Small ±glaucous tree to 6 m;..." (Flora of Australia)

Notes

"Occurs in dry open mixed forest, at edge of Brigalow scrub and in deserts, in various soils." (Flora of Australia)

Atalaya hemiglauca is a drought tolerant tree and may set excellent seed crops in very dry seasons. It is used in reasonable quantities for mine rehabilitation in Queensland although its relatively short viability period does restrict the quantities deemed an appropriate risk to keep in store. The seed is very simply harvested, being produced either in its pure form or still contained in the winged samaras. Each samara contains a single seed. Rehabilitation operators should check that their spreader can handle samaras without clogging if they are to be used.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Occurs in all States except Vic. and Tas." (Flora of Australia)

Distribution Map | Atalaya hemiglauca | Queensland Native Seeds

Atalaya hemiglauca | habit, young tree | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya hemiglauca | habitat | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya hemiglauca | habit, habitat, Brigalow regrowth | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya hemiglauca | ripening fruit (samaras') | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya hemiglauca | ripening fruit (samaras') | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya hemiglauca | ripening fruit (samaras') | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya hemiglauca | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya hemiglauca | trunk | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya hemiglauca | Edaphic site examples (basaltic clay loam) | Queensland Native Seeds

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