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Planchonia careya, Barringtonia careya, Careya australis, Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple, Billygoat Plum

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Planchonia careya, Barringtonia careya, Careya australis

Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple, Billygoat Plum
Family: Lecythidaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Planchonia careya is a small tree, 4-10 metres high, which is briefly deciduous in the dry season.

Flowers are large, white and fleshy with numerous pink and white stamens 5-6 cm long. The individual flowers are superbly ornamental, but the flowering tree is seldom spectacular, as only a few flowers are usually produced at a time.

Another reason why flowering trees are not readily appreciated is because the Cocky Apple flowers at night. The flowers can be seen opening up at dusk.


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Planchonia careya, Barringtonia careya, Careya australis, Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple, Billygoat Plum

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Planchonia careya, Barringtonia careya, Careya australis, Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple, Billygoat Plum

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Planchonia valida - Cockatoo Apple

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