Diploglottis bracteata Leenh.
Leenhouts, P.W. (1978) Blumea 24: 176. Type: L.S.Smith 10157, Queensland, Cook Dist., Gadgarra and Ghurka Pocket, 17 deg 17 S 145 deg 39 E, 5-9-1957; holo: L, iso: BRI?.
Boonjee Tamarind; Plum Tamarind; Tamarind, Boonjee; Tamarind, Plum; Tamarind
Trunk often slightly fluted. Blaze odour strong but difficult to describe.
Leafy twigs longitudinally grooved or striated. Young, partly expanded shoots almost white. Leaflet blades about 9.5-13 x 3-3.5 cm, leaflet stalks about 0.4-1.2 cm long. Midrib slightly raised or flush in a deep groove. Leaflet stalk channelled on the upper surface. Lateral veins about 11-14 on each side of the midrib, curving inside the blade margin but not forming definite loops. 'Oil dots' visible with a lens on the upper surface of the leaflet blade, some oil dots elongated and somewhat streaky. Upper surface of the compound leaf petiole very shallowly, but broadly channelled with each side of the petiole shortly winged.
First pair of true leaves lanceolate, elliptic to oblanceolate, opposite or sub-opposite, hairy on undersurfave, midrib hairy on upper surface. Midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade oblong, elliptic, apex acuminate, +/- glabrous on both the upper and lower surfaces; lateral veins form loops inside the margin of the leaf blade; midrib raised on the upper surface. Terminal bud, petiole and stem clothed in very short hairs. Stem longitudinally grooved. Seed germination time 17 days.
Aril eaten by Musky Rat-kangaroos, whole fruits eaten by cassowaries. Cooper & Cooper (1994).