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Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
Cassowary Plum: Cerbera floribunda
The Cassowary Plum can be a tall tree, with large, long leaves arranged in erect whorls, many coloured red.
The fruit is an very large, bright blue and egg-shaped fruit.
These fruits are typical food for the cassowary (i.e.; large and colourful), presumably resulting in the common name of these trees.
It is common at Mossman Gorge and along Jindalba boardwalk.