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White Booyong tree

As we were walking through the rainforest recently we noticed a bed of lovely white flowers on the floor of the creek bed. It looked so pretty and I don’t recall seeing them there last year. Our local land care officer identified the tree as a White Booyong which is scientifically known as Argyrodendron trifoliolatum. We knew they existed on the property and were uncertain where, now we know!

As you can see it’s a large tree with a buttressed trunk that can grow to 40 m. We were unable to get a picture of the leaves as they are up so high but they are trifoliolate and contain three leaflets. Leaves are dark green on the top and a silvery grey beneath them and as you can see the tree has a large amount of small white flowers.

 

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