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Hernandia bivalvis (Hernandia bivalvis)


Hernandia bivalvis Benth is A few remnant patches of dry rainforest and vine scrub. Flowers in spring, fruits in late summer to early The spectacular and unusual fruit - lime fleshy, overlapping bracts which age to orange or red, make this an outstanding small tree for gardens especially in subtropical and temperate regions. The common name refers to the edible seed which contains up to 65% oil - these were roasted and eaten by Aborigines.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Laurales

            • Family: Hernandiaceae

              • Genus: Hernandia