Australian Native Plants

  Argyrodendron actinophyllum (Black Booyong)


Argyrodendron actinophyllum photo
Argyrodendron actinophyllum (cultivated, labelled) Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

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BLACK BOOYONG FACTS

distribution map showing range of Argyrodendron actinophyllum in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Black Booyong

Description
The Black Booyong is a buttressed treewith palmate leaves with about seven leaflets with wavy edges. Produces sprays of small white flowers, in autumn, followed by winged seeds. The heartwood is pink-brown.

Height
10m - 20 m

Distribution
southern Queensland

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Malvales
Family:Malvaceae
Genus:Argyrodendron
Species:actinophyllum
Common Name:Black Booyong