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!

Some contents or functionalities here are not available due to your cookie preferences!

This happens because the functionality/content marked as “Google Youtube” uses cookies that you choosed to keep disabled. In order to view this content or use this functionality, please enable cookies: click here to open your cookie preferences.

Want more good Rainforest news in your life?

Subscribe to our eNews  | Follow us on Instagram  |  Like us on Facebook  | Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Want to get involved?

Donate to Protect Rainforests Forever  |  Become a Rainforest Guardian for as little as $2 a month  |  Business Partnership Options


Start typing and press Enter to search

Our website uses first or third-party cookies for our donations. Enabling these cookies, allows us to offer you a better experience.