Harpullia ramiflora Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879) Actes du Congres International de Botanistes .. Amsterdam for 1877 : 124. Type: Indonesia, Aru Islands, Beccari herb 2822. Fide S. T. Reynolds (1985).
Claudie Tulipwood; Tulipwood, Cape York; Cape York Tulipwood
Lenticels tend to be in horizontal lines. Blaze odour noticeable but difficult to describe, perhaps resembling green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), cat's urine or yellow passionfruit (Passiflora edulis).
Leaflet blades rather large, about 6.5-40 x 2.5-8.5 cm. Compound leaf rhachis almost circular in transverse section except for a groove on the upper surface.
Fruits about 1.2-1.8 cm long, 2-lobed. Calyx persistent, clothed in stellate hairs. Aril almost completely enclosing the seed.
Occurs naturally in CYP. Naturalised in NEQ, widely naturalised in rainforests around Cairns and often the dominant species in regrowth between Smithfield and Edmonton (pers. com. R. Jago, 2013). Altitudinal range from sea level to 100 m. Grows in gallery forest and other types of rain forest. Also occurs in Malesia.
A distinctive small tree that is being cultivated in tropical gardens.It is easy to grow and produces panicles of bright red fruits.