Akania bidwillii (AKANIACEAE); Turnipwood

Tree to around 12m found in subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest, widespread but uncommon on the coast and along coastal ranges, north from Camdenhaven, NSW.

Leaves mostly paripinnate to 75cm, with up to 31 lanceolate leaflets to 28 cm. per leaf, and a long petiole. Leaflets generally reularly prickly-toothed, with tips pointed and base more-or-less rounded or heart-shaped. Petiolules (the stalks of leaflets) swollen.

Flowers white or pink, fragrant and with a hairy corolla, occur in panicles to 15cm. in spring.

Fruit a dull-red capsule with one or two seeds.