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Timonius timon

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Family: Rubiaceae
Form and Size: A small to medium tree to about 8m high, with a spreading crown.
Distribution: Across northern - Australia and down the eastern Qld coast; in forests and open woodlands.
Leaves: Opposite, oval, tip pointed, soft, finely hairy, light green above, paler with distinct venation beneath, new growth is silky-hairy.
Bark: Grey to black, rough, flaky to tessellated.
Flowers: Separate male and female; male in groups of 3 or more, female solitary; white, scented, tubular, star-like petals.
Flowering Period: May to November.
Fruit: Brown, globular with a tubular calyx at the tip, smooth, 1 - 2cm diameter, numerous seeds.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed. An adaptable plant, useful as a shade or shelter tree in a wide range of soils. Abundant water is required.

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Source: Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the Tropics,
compiled by Keith Townsend for Society for Growing Australian Plants.

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