The Booyong Tree, Presented by Dr. Kooman
Rainforest Rescue’s Scientific Advisor, Dr. Robert Kooyman, shows us the beautiful Argyrodendron peralutum, or Booyong tree, in the Daintree.
Argyrodendron actinophyllum is a large rainforest tree, native to eastern Australia. Common names include black booyong, blackjack, blush tulip oak, crowsfoot elm and Mackay tulip oak. The heartwood is coloured pink-brown. One of the most distinctive features of Argyrodendron actinophyllum is the large deep green leaves that radiate out from central stems – hence the name actino=ray, phyllum=leaf. Also the trunks form large characteristic buttresses. [WikiPedia]. Learn more in Dr. Robert Kooyman’s fascinating mini lecture below!
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