Friday, May 16, 2014

Magnificent Red Olive Plum at Highfields 16/05/14

The Red Olive Plum (australe var.australe) is a small tree which grows to 8 m high.  Its small pale green flowers can be seen from August - November.  The Fruit which is orange/red in colour is ripe from March to July.  The Red Olive Plum is a native Australian tree which is found in Qld and NSW often in drier rainforest areas such as the Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve at Highfields. 

This same tree was photographed at the Rogers Reserve earlier in the year in March and still has just as much fruit on it now in May as it did then. (see previous post here).


(Information Source:  Mangroves to Mountains Field Guide to Native Plants of South-East Queensland and Wild Plants of Greater Brisbane)

Red Olive Plum (australe var.australe) 16th May 2014 at Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields.

The nature trail and forest floor around the vicinity of the Red Olive Plum is covered in its bright orange fruit.

Red Olive Plum Fruit at Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve Highfields 16/05/2014.

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