MACADAMIA NUT FACTS
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The Macadamia Nut (Macadamia tetraphylla) is a rainforest tree belonging to the Proteaceae family. It has a number of other common names including Queensland Nut, Poppel Nut, Prickly Macadamia, Rough-shelled Bush Nut and Rough-shelled Queensland Nut. The plant has dense foliage. Leaves are 7cm to 25cm long with toothed margins. It produces long pendants of white, pink to purple flowers. The flowers are followed by 15cm to 45cm clusters of woody round fruits. The individual fruits are about 2cm to 3cm in diameter with edible kernels. The nuts are grown commercially for human consumption.
8m - 15m
6m - 8m
birds may nest in dense foliage
native to New South Wales and Queensland
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