laurina (Sm.) Peter G.Wilson & J.T.Waterh., Austral. J. Bot. 30: 435 1982. (Syn: Melaleuca laurina Sm.; Tristania bakeriana Gand.; Tristania laurina (Sm.) R.Br.);

Tristaniopsis laurina, Water Gum or Kanooka, is a tree species native to Australia. It usually grows near the eastern coastline and along the banks of streams, where the trunks and branches tend to be shaped in the direction of the current and give an indication of the flood height.

T. laurina has a slow rate of growth, and usually reaches 15–30 feet (4.6–9.1 m) tall. The tree is multi-branched, and may be pruned to maintain a compact shape. It can grow to be 128 feet (39 m) tall in native habitats.[1]
The flowers are bright yellow and have a distinctive and, to some, unpleasant odour.[2They attract honeybees as well as small native species of bee. They usually bloom in the late spring or early summer.[3]

Tristaniopsis laurina is cultivated as an ornamental tree by plant nurseries, for use in gardens and civic landscaping. It is popular, being easy to grow and forming a good shade tree. Many are planted as street trees, especially in Sydney, Australia.

(From Wikipedia on 6.11.14)




Small Tree For ID : California : 30OCT14 : AK-42 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
A cultivated, small tree seen in Fremont on 29th Sept, 14 in the parking lot of a huge mall.

Tiny green fruits, no flowers.

Tristania laurina
wiki has a nice page

Absolutely amazing!

Thanks a lot for the id.
One more with similar looking fruits from Golden Gate Park, could be from the same family.
I will check further.

Yes now known as Tristaniopsis laurina (Sm.) Peter G.Wilson & J.T.Waterh.

You mean it was known as something else?

Thanks for validation.
Finally you are getting time to see my California posts!
Wish I had seen the flowers.





Tristaniopsis laurina (Sm.) Peter G. Wilson & J. T. Waterh.
syn: Tristania laurina (Sm.) R. Br.
Kanuka, water gum
Shrub or small tree; leaves lanceolate, elliptic to obovate; up to 10 cm long, acuminate; flowers yellow, in axillary cymes; fruit 6-8 mm across.
Photographed from Sunnyvale, California

A very beautiful shrub indeed, lovely flowers.. hopefully this is an ornamental..


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