Macadamia Plant

Description

Scientific Name:Macadamia integrifolia Maiden and Betche They grow naturally in north eastern New South Wales and central and south eastern Queensland.Macadamia species grow as small to large evergreen trees 2-12 m (6.6-39.4 ft) tall. The leaves are arranged in whorls of three to six, lanceolate to obovate or elliptical in shape, 6-30 cm long and 2-13 cm broad, Macadamia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including Batrachedra arenosella`. Macadamia plants naturally have multiple stems but are trained to a central leader system (single stem) in plantations. The leaves of the trees are oval or oblong and are arranged in whorls of 3 or 4 depending on varietyMacadamia can reach a height of 20 m (65.6 ft) and have a commercial lifespan of 4060 years.