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Nauclea orientalis

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Author: Carl Linnaeus, 1762
Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin:  Western Australia, Tropical Asia
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  45 Centimetres
Height:  15 meters
Flower:  Yellow-Orange/White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Leichhardt Tree, Cheesewood, Kanluang
Synonyms:  Cephalanthus orientalis, Linaeus, 1753. Mitragyna parvifolia, Bancalus orientalis, Kuntze. Nauclea cordata. Nauclea  missionis.
This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus in 1762. It is found in western Australia and tropical Asia, growing in rich but well drained soil with some water and some sun. It can grow up to fifteen meters with a stem of 45 centimetres. The flowers are yellow to orange and white.

The genera name is a variant of naucula; 'a little ship', referring to the valves of the fruit. The species name means 'of the Orient' - eastern.

SubFamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Naucleeae.


The flower by s. Breeden, Territorynativeplants.com.au.