Shiny-leaved Condoo  |  

Planchonella eerwah

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Black Plum; Wild Apple

The Shiny-leaved Condoo is a tree growing up to 40 m high. Foliage is dense and glossy, with young branchlets greyish, hairy and exuding a milky latex when cut. Leaves are egg or spatula-shaped, 4-14 cm long, leathery and hairless with raised venation on both surfaces. The fruits are firm-fleshed, spherical, 3-6 cm long, red-purple to black, and contain three to five seeds. Flowers and fruits occur throughout the year with peak flowering from August to January.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Planchonella eerwah

    Destruction of seedlings by fire is also a threat where weeds have increased the fire hazard (Barry Thomas; 1994 Wiley et al.; 1999).