Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Fagraea cambagei Domin
Domin, K. (1928) Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 1071. Type: Nordost-Queensland: Regenwalder bei Harveys Creek (DOMIN I. 1910).
Porcelain Fruit; Yellowheart; Pink Jitta
Bark often has a plaited appearance. Inner or outer blaze often yellow. Inner blaze usually marked by yellow, orange or brownish +/- fibrous inclusions.
Cotyledons fleshy, cordate or broadly ovate, apex obtuse, base cordate or truncate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves glabrous, coriaceous or fleshy, obovate, apex acute, base attenuate, veins inconspicuous, about 5-8 each side of the midrib; petioles joined at the base, forming an interpetiolar stipule-like structure which splits as the terminal bud expands. Seed germination time 49 to 75 days.
Occurs in NEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 500 m. Grows in well developed lowland and upland rain forest on a variety of sites. Also occurs in New Guinea, the Aru Islands and the Pacific islands.
This small to medium tree has very good horticultural potential for tropical areas. The large cream flowers are strongly perfumed.