Australian Native Plants

  Pleiogynium timorense (Burdekin Plum)


Pleiogynium timorense photo
Burdekin Plum

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BURDEKIN PLUM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Pleiogynium timorense in Australia

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


Common Name
Burdekin Plum

Description
The Burdekin Plum is a medium sized tree with dense canopy growing to about twenty metres in height but often smaller. It has glossy pinnate leaves with up to eleven elliptical leaflets on each leaf. It produces cluster of small not very ornamental yellowish flowers in summer and early autumn (January to March). The tree fruits in winter producing fleshy purple edible fruit to 5 cm in diameter with a single stone containing several seeds. The fruit can be used to make jams and preserves.

Height
20m

Spread
10m

Habitat
grows in rainforest and heavily treed watercourses

Distribution
Pleiogynium timorense grows in north eastern parts of Queensland. It is also found in south east Asia.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Sapindales
Family:Anacardiaceae
Genus:Pleiogynium
Species:timorense
Common Name:Burdekin Plum