Pleiogynium timorense (Burdekin Plum)
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BURDEKIN PLUM FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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.
grows in rainforest and heavily treed watercourses
Pleiogynium timorense grows in north eastern parts of Queensland. It is also found in south east Asia.
|Common Name:||Burdekin Plum|