Australian Teak has dense crown of large leaves consisting of many leaflets. In the wild it can reach heights of 36 metres but here in the parklands about 20metres. The individual flowers are creamy white. The seeds are winged and contained in a 5-sgmented fruit.
The dense and rounded crown provides good shade. Although flowers are not showy their numbers make for a good display. The fruit is attractive and often used in displays.
Flindersias can be found in humid rainforests of subtropical to tropical east coast Australia. All the species in this genus are evergreen and are named after the explorer Matthew Flinders. They are often used in parks and as a street tree.
Where can the Australian Teak be seen in the Parklands?
Flindersias were introduced to Centennial Park in 1997. The tree near Jervois Ave is dedicated to the first Director of Centennial Park, John Mortimer. This tree has been planted on the western border of Queens Park along with deciduous figs.