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Up to 45 metres
A large shapely tree, with very dense foliage. Juvenile leaves are
, with some surviving on trees up to 2 metres. Replaced on adult trees by leaf-like expanded leaf-stalks (
s are dark green, blunt, with several conspicuous veins. Flowers are pale cream balls in short branched clusters. Pods are brown and twisted, with bright pink
curled around each blackish seed.
Wide range of habitats, but favouring fertile valley soils often close to creeks. Often common in wet
forests and rainforests
Common throughout the Park, particularly in damp areas. Commonest along Fosters Gully and close to Billy Creek. Ranges from South Australia to Queensland, including Tasmania. A common tree in many parts of its range.
Flowering Season :
August to September
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Blackwood flowering branch in Fosters Gully.