Macadamia integrifolia

Macadamia integrifolia, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Proteales
Familia: Proteaceae
Subfamilia: Grevilleoideae
Tribus: Macadamieae
Genus: Macadamia
Species: Macadamia integrifolia

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Macadamia integrifolia is a tree in the Proteaceae family, native to New South Wales and Queensland in Australia. Common names include Macadamia Nut, Poppel Nut, Bauple Nut, Bopple Nut, Queensland Nut or Nut Oak.

This species is a small tree with leaves, which have toothed margins and are 7 to 15 cm in length. The flowers are white or pinkish followed by woody, rounded fruits which are 2 to 3.5 cm in diameter.

It has been introduced to Mexico and has done well in the States of Michoacán and Jalisco[1].


References

1. ^ Marisela Taboada & Rogelio Oliver Guadarrama. 2004. Cultivos alternativos en México. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas. AGT Editor S.A. Mexico City, Mexico. ISBN 968-463-120-0

* "Macadamia integrifolia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?taxon_id=46190.
* New South Wales Flora Online: Macadamia integrifolia by G. J. Harden, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia

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