Queensland Native Seeds

Owenia acidula

Scientific NameOwenia acidula
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Emu Apple
Family Meliaceae

Description

"Twiggy shrub or tree 1.5–10 m tall, sometimes suckering, with bole to 20 cm diam. and wide crown; bark deeply cracked;..." (Flora of Australia)

Notes

Owenia acidula is a prolific producer of fruit which are simply gathered off the ground or from the trees at ripening time. Rehabilitation operators should ensure these will not block their particular spreader. The seed is commonly requested for coal mine rehabilitation.

Historical Notes

Distribution

Widespread through inland parts Queensland, NSW and to a much lesser extent in the Northern Territory. Extends also to the central Queensland coastline.

Distribution Map | Owenia acidula | Queensland Native Seeds

Owenia acidula | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Owenia acidula | leaf, fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Owenia acidula | leaf, fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Owenia acidula | trunk | Queensland Native Seeds
Owenia acidula | juvenile plants | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [Date Accessed: Nov 23, 2019] http://www.ausflora.org.au

https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Owenia%20acidula