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Planchonia
Planchonia careya (F.Muell.) R. Knuth
Cocky Apple
A common tree in Northern Australia. It flowers at night and the  heavily scented flowers fall to the ground in the morning. The fruit are eaten by cockatoos.
This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cape Grafton in 1770.

 
Planchonia careya

Planchonia careya
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Chillagoe, North Queensland Location:Chillagoe, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: N/A GPS coordinates: N/A
  Date of photo:24th October 2009 Date of photo:24th October 2009
  Field No.: U497 Field No.:U497
     
  Planchonia careya Planchonia careya
 
  Description:Flower opening in the evenng Description:Flowers opening in the evenng
  Location:Cook Highway, Kewarra Beach, North Queensland Location:Cook Highway, Kewarra Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1647.6784S 14540.8534E GPS coordinates:1647.6784S 14540.8534E
  Date of photo:17th October 2015 Date of photo:17th October 2015
  Field No.: 3663 Field No.: 3663
     
  Planchonia careya Planchonia careya
 
  Description:Fallen flowers in the morning Description:Flower
  Location:Red Arrow Track, Cairns, North Queensland Location:Chillagoe, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1653.7162S 14545.0726E GPS coordinates: N/A
  Date of photo:4th October 2008 Date of photo:24th October 2009
  Field No.: 3223 Field No.: U497
     
  Planchonia careya Planchonia careya
 
  Description:Tree in habitat Description:Flower and leaves
  Location:Red Arrow Track, Cairns, North Queensland Location:Chillagoe, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1653.7162S 14545.0726E GPS coordinates: N/A
  Date of photo:4th October 2008 Date of photo:24th October 2009
  Field No.: 3223 Field No.: U497
     
  Planchonia careya Planchonia careya
 
Description: Tree as  host for Decaisnina brittenii subsp speciosa Description: Tree
  Location:Wetlands Lookout, Arnhem Highway, Northern Territory Location:Wetlands Lookout, Arnhem Highway, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:1239.031S 13119.118E GPS coordinates:1239.031S 13119.118E
  Date of photo:6th June 2015 Date of photo:6th June 2015
  Field No.: 3169A Field No.: 3169A

 

 

References (accessed 31st May 2015):

Beasley J (2006), Plants of Tropical North Queensland, Footloose Publications

Brock John (2001), Native Plants of Northern  Australia, New Holland Publishers

http://anpsa.org.au/p-car.html

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Planchonia_careya.htm



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Roger Fryer and Jill Newland  2015

 

 

 

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