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yellow tulipwood
Drypetes deplanchei  (D. lasiogyna, D. australasica)

Photo courtesy of Keith Townsend.

Photo courtesy of Keith Townsend.
Plant Family :Euphorbiaceae
Plant Form :tree
Growth Habit :Tree 5-15m tall, straight trunk, flanged at the base and a dense canopy.
Fruiting Season :Flowering period May to November.
Description :Food plant of the Common and Grey Albatross Butterflies. Wood is used for carving. Fruit is edible and leaves added to sweeten meat in cooking.
Distribution :Common local species. Northern Australia in coastal and tablelands forest, monsoon forest, vine thickets and on stabilised dunes.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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