Plant identification

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 at 14:04
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Do anyone know what type of tree this is. From Mackay in central QLD in the edge of a hilly area.

Regards Ray
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 at 19:18

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 at 19:18
Looks like a fig.
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Follow Up By: Member - Raymond J - Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 at 21:17

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 at 21:17
Hi Ivan,
Waxy leaves like a fig, but I have seen a fair amount of Fig species around Mackay, but this one I haven't seen. Trunk on tree is rough and most Figs seems have a smooth trunk. Trying to find a name as a friend wants to know the name. May have to wait to see what develops from the flowers. I thank you for your help and I'll go and check on Google. When and if the flowers turn into a fruit I'll post another Tread.

Regards Ray.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018 at 08:28

Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018 at 08:28
"Trunk on tree is rough and most Figs seems have a smooth trunk."

There are over 850 species in the genus ficus so I would not write off that your tree is one of them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Raymond J - Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018 at 11:09

Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018 at 11:09
Hi Peter,

Thanks for that info on the number of species, will have to wait to see if any fruit to develop.

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Reply By: faircrackofthewhip - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 14:14

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 14:14
Ray
It looks like a type of Terminalia, Suffering in the dry. Probably Terminalia porphyrocarpa. Some species are known as sea almonds.
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Follow Up By: Member - Raymond J - Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 00:10

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 00:10
Hi Kev,

Have just looked the tree up in google and looks very close to Terminalia Porphyrocapa as you described. I’m heading past that area on Sunday and going to pull in and check on the progress of the flowering and setting of the fruit if any. Will try and keep you up to date with my finding and thanks for the information.

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