Alectryon tomentosus - 'Hairy bird's eye'

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    Alectryon tomentosus
    Common Names: Hairy alectryon, Woolly rambutan, Hairy bird's eye

    It is one of the few australian rainforest trees to fruit heavily in winter
    "The fruit is a brown hairy capsule, 1-3 lobed, opening to reveal the red aril and shiny black (seeds).
    The red fleshy aril is edible.

    www.brisrain.webcentral.com.au/01_cms/details_pop.asp?ID=19

    The photo taken in Brisbane.

    1. Tatters ❀ 78 months ago | reply

      ... and the tiny flowers and new leaves, again - at the same tree, at the same time :

    2. Cepreu K 78 months ago | reply

      Это каштан! Красный австралийский каштан. :-)

    3. Tatters ❀ 78 months ago | reply

      "хоть похоже на каштан, но все же не каштан"...
      (too little)

    4. emblatame (Ron) 78 months ago | reply

      As usual I am dumb on this!! I wish I knew a lot more botany and started 40 years ago! I am sure Tony or one of the others will know this one. It is lovely actually and the leaf almost suggests a holly but take no notice of me. :-)

      I am also dumb when it comes to Russian too. hehehe.

    5. Black Diamond Images 78 months ago | reply

      Looks like Alectryon tomentosus -( Hairy Alectryon, Woolly Rambutan, Hairy Bird's Eye)
      Family : Sapindaceae

      Alectryon tomentosus - Hairy Alectryon, Woolly Rambutan, Hairy Bird's Eye.

    6. Tatters ❀ 78 months ago | reply

      Thanks, BDI. It must be Hairy 'Bird's Eye'! I was right guessing it's a rainforest tree.
      They say these berries (red aril) are edible!

    7. Tatters ❀ 78 months ago | reply

      ...later: I tried the berries today. - Not much taste (вяжущее), and too small!
      Will see if I survive till night

    8. Black Diamond Images 78 months ago | reply

      Good luck,if I don't see any movement at the station I'll assume youré a goner.

    9. Silvia Filomena 78 months ago | reply

      Nice colors and lighting! Interesting plant!

    10. n0_mad 78 months ago | reply

      Необычные там растения, впрочем как и везде в южном полушарии=)

    11. adianne1 56 months ago | reply

      Hi there,
      I'd like to publish your photograph. Please contact me.

    12. Tatters ❀ 56 months ago | reply

      you have to put a bit more in your profile, if you want to use flickr photos. It is my advice. You can use my photos, but please do not forget to add it to fav. and let me know where you use/publish it.

    13. Black Diamond Images 56 months ago | reply

      Tatters your link to Brisrain on this image is broken.

    14. Tatters ❀ 56 months ago | reply

      - thanks, it's fixed now.

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