Deplanchea tetraphylla (R.Br.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1889) Second Systematic Census of Australian Plants : 167.
Deplanchea; Golden Bouquet Tree; Wallaby Wireless Tree; Yellow Pagoda Flower Tree; Bignonia
Blaze darkening to orange brown on exposure.
Leaf bearing twigs robust, about 0.7-1.2 cm diameter. Leaf blade usually large, up to 30 x 15 cm.
Cotyledons deeply emarginate at the apex, forming two rounded lobes, a few short hairs scattered over the upper surface. First pair of leaves bluntly toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf margin crenate, upper surface of the leaf blade and petioles hairy. Seed germination time 14 days.
One of the common names used for this species (Wallaby Wireless Tree) alludes to the fact that wallabies are fond of the fallen flowers of this species and once the flowers fall, the news seems to spread quickly throughout the wallaby population, who then assemble to partake of the apparently tasty fare.
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.49. Cause et al. (1989).