Queensland Native Seeds

Atalaya salicifolia

Scientific NameAtalaya salicifolia
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Scrub Whitewood, Brush Whitewood
FamilySapindaceae

Description

"Tree to 10 m." (Flora of Australia)

Notes

"Usually grows in dry rainforest on basalt." (Flora of Australia)

Whilst we have used this tree in small amounts for mine rehabilitation it could be an exceptional subject for ornamental horticulture, as a tree for streets, parks and gardens. Attractive trees such as this could be used to replace weedy trees which have sometimes been tolerated in public spaces to date. Very resilient to the effects of drought it seems to flower and grow through almost every dry Spring season. The seed is contained in samaras and most likely has a short viability period.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Occurs in northern W.A., in Arnhem Land, N.T., and from Torres Strait, Qld, to northern N.S.W. Also known from Timor, Sumbawa and Sumba, Indonesia." (Flora of Australia)

Distribution Map | Atalaya salicifolia | Queensland Native Seeds

Atalaya salicifolia | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya salicifolia | habit, fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya salicifolia | inflorescence, leaves | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya salicifolia | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya salicifolia | foliage, inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya salicifolia | fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Atalaya salicifolia | bark | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [Date Accessed: 27th Sept 2019] http://www.ausflora.org.au https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Atalaya%20salicifolia