Australian Native Plants

  Pullea stutzeri (Hard Alder)


Pullea stutzeri photo
Pullea stutzeri, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




HARD ALDER FACTS

distribution map showing range of Pullea stutzeri in Australia

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


Common Name
Hard Alder

Other Names
Hard Pink Alder

Description
Hard Alder is a small ornamental rainforest tree growing to about ten metres tall, but can be maintained as a large shrub by pruning. The leaves are elliptical to about 15 cm long and 7 cm wide, becoming pointed towards the tip with small serrations on the leaf margin. New growth is pink. The plant produces clusters of small white flowers with long stamens. The fruit is papery capsules about 4 mm long.

Height
5m - 10m

Habitat
wet rainforest where it grows along creeks and valleys

Distribution
Pullea stutzeri is found in north eastern Queensland.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Oxalidales
Family:Cunoniaceae
Genus:Pullea
Species:stutzeri
Common Name:Hard Alder