Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, ser. 2, 21(84): 624-625 624 1896.  (syn: Macadamia ternifolia var. integrifolia (Maiden & Betche)
Maiden & Betch);
Australia (N-New South Wales, SE-Queensland), S-China (I), Costa Rica (I),
Puerto Rico (I), Hispaniola (I) (Dominican Republic (I)), Virgin Isl. (I) (St.
Croix (I)), Belize (I), Colombia (I), Mexico (I), South Africa (I) (Mpulamanga
(I), KwaZulu-Natal (I)), Malesia (I), Marshall Isl. (I) (Kwajalein (I)),
Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Trinidad & Tobago (I), Honduras (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;

small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts.
They are small to large evergreen trees growing to 2–12 m tall. The leaves are arranged in whorls of three to six, lanceolate to obovate or elliptical in shape, 6–30 cm long and 2–13 cm broad, with an entire or spiny-serrated margin. The flowers are produced in a long, slender, simple raceme 5–30 cm long, the individual flowers 10–15 mm long, white to pink or purple, with four tepals. The fruit is a very hard, woody, globose follicle with a pointed apex, containing one or two seeds.


and the fruit is a oil source
I always thought it was a hawaaii native…


Macadamia integrifolia. I have seen this tree in full bloom at Tropical Botanical Research Institute, Trivandram, when I visited that institute for a seminar. Link : http://ntbg.org/plants/plant_details.php?plantid=7260


Thanks …


 

 

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Tree for ID – Macadamia? – 040614 – RK : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Bangalore – 02/06/2014. Average ht. Urban garden. Would appreciate correct ID.


Macadamia integrifolia ?


For me also Macadamia integrifolia. Neverthelerss, it is necessary to watch out for the flowers for confirmation.



 

Macadamia ternifolia in FRLHT : 1 post by 1 author.

 

 
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