Family : Sapotaceae
This tree is a large, spreading tree growing to 15 metres, with an umbrella shaped canopy. The leaves are dark green, elongated and shiny. These have a pale underside with a prominent midrib. Leaves are about 10 cm long and 4 cm wide. The bark is very thick with deep fissures.
Flowers are small and star shaped, with a central cone formed from the petals and stamens. Red Coondoo flowers from November to January, followed by orange berries. These contain one or more seeds and are attractive to many birds.
This large tree can be found on dunes, sandy banks and near mangroves. It tolerates large amounts of salt, sand and sun. This is the food plant for wild silk worms. An excellent large tree for the garden and used as a street line tree in some parts of Townsville.
|Flowers||November to January|
|Fruit||April to June|
|Coastal Zone||Dune Crest - Hind Dune|
|Fauna Habitat||Birds, Insects and Others|
|Growth Habit||Large Tree|
|Amount of Sun||Full Sun|
|Amount of Water||Dry or Moderately Wet Areas|
|Salt Tolerance||Extremely Tolerant|
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