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Photo: C & D Frith
Australia's Wet Tropics Rainforest Life
Pink-flowered Euodia: Euodia elleryana
This is a member of the family Rutaceae.
It occurs predominantly in coastal riverine rainforests, and flowers in summer. It is a highly ornamental tree popularly grown in parks and gardens.
Scaly-breasted Lorikeets (above), other lorikeets and honeyeaters are attracted to the spectacular clusters of the fragrant, pinkish-mauve flowers of this plant.
Many colourful butterflies are also attracted to flowers, including the spectacular Ulysses Butterfly, which utilizes the leaves as an important food source for its larvae.