Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
Bolwarra, Eupomatia spp.
This genus has only 3 species. Eupomatia laurina (pictured) is the taller with the slightly bigger rounder fruit, while Eupomatia barbata is a smaller shrub.
They may have a slight zigzag pattern to the branches.
The primitive flowers appear only for a day, and are followed by very distinctive cup-shaped, flat-topped greenish fruits that look a little like gum nuts.
There are a couple of examples of the first species along the Kulki boardwalk at Cape Tribulation that may be noticed when fruiting.
Script: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide