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Eupomatia

Eupomatia is a genus of flowering shrub that contains 3 recorded species known to science. They belong to the ancient Eupomatiaceae family.

Eupomatia are hermaphroditic trees or shrubs with simple green leaves. They produce ivory or red and yellow flowers that measure 1.2 to 1.6 inches in diameter. The fruit it produces is a fleshy berry. This fruit is popular in traditional Australian drinks, preservatives and pastries.

Eupomatia barbata is commonly referred to as the Northern small bolwarra. It is indigenous only to north-eastern Queensland in Australia. They are shrubs that grow up to 3 feet tall.

Eupomatia bennettii is commonly referred to as the Small bolwarra. It is indigenous to northeastern New South Wales and southeastern Queensland in Australia. They are shrubs growing almost 4 feet tall with yellow flowers containing red splotches inside.

Eupomatia laurina is commonly referred to as the Bolwarra or Copper laurel. It is indigenous to New Guinea and eastern Australia. They are shrubs or small trees that grow up to 30 feet tall with ivory flowers.

Image Caption: Leaves and a flower of a Copper laurel (Eupomatia laurina). Credit: Casliber/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Eupomatia


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