Small-fruited Queensland Nut  |  

Macadamia ternifolia

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Small-fruited Queensland Nut is a small, multi-stemmed, evergreen tree growing to approximately eight metres in height . Leaves are, generally, in whorls of three, on petioles that are 0.3-1.3 cm in length. Leaf blades are obovate to elliptic to narrowly elliptic, the apex tapers gradually to a sharp point, the base is wedge-shaped to attenuate and the leaf margins are coarsely and irregularly serrate. Juvenile leaves are longer than adult leaves and are glabrous. New growth is pink to red in colour. Inflorescences are 4-20 cm in length, pinkish in colour and pendulous. Fruits are greyish, turning brownish, and 1.3-1.7 cm in length .

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Macadamia ternifolia

    Threats The main identified threats to Small fruited Queensland Nut are clearing for development; inappropriate fire regimes and weed invasion (Queensland CRA RFA Steering Committee; 1997).