Sterculia quadrifida R.Br. Redfruit Kurrajong
Bennett, Pl.Jav.Rar. 233 (1844)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Deciduous tree or shrub, 2-10 m high. Fl. green/yellow-green, Feb to Jun. Sand, laterite. Sandstone boulders, cliffs, ridge slopes, coastal areas.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Northern Kimberley.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell.

IMCRA Regions: Groote, Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Herb or shrub. Stems glabrous. Leaves 65-225 mm long, 35-120 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairs and scales absent (leaves quite glabrous); stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Ovary NaN (?) mm long. Fruits indehiscent and splitting into sections (schizocarps), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, mericarps smooth (?), mericarps wrinkled (?) or mericarps tuberculate (?), hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; apex rounded; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines absent; calyx deciduous before maturity. Flowering time February, March, April, May or June. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley.