The Booyong Tree, Presented by Dr. Kooman

 In Flora, Learn, News, Uncategorised

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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