Melicope elleryana (F.Muell.) T.G.Hartley

Reference
Telopea 4:34 (1990)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Tree, 6-20 m high. Fl. white-pink, Nov or Jan. Sandy loam over sandstone. Wet conditions, along creeks & springs.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Tree, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves opposite, compound, 150-280 mm long, with 3 leaflets, each 100-145 mm long, 50-70 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in axillary, loose clusters (cymes or panicles); calyx present, 1-2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla pink or white or cream, petals four, 3-7 mm long, free, glabrous; stamens the same number as petals, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1.5-2.5 mm long, without an appendage; style 4-14 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in January and November. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the Victoria Bonaparte, Ord-Victoria-Plain and Dampierland IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Dampierland, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Keep, Pindanland, Purnululu.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Halls Creek, Wyndham-East Kimberley.