Aphananthe philippensis Cannabaceae

Rough Leaved Elm

Form and Size: Small to medium tree, young stems covered with brown, woolly hairs

Distribution: Rainforest areas of Qld and northern NSW

Leaves: Alternate, egg-shaped, dark green, rough surface, toothed margins, 2.5-5cm x 2-3cm

Bark: Brown, scaly

Flowers: Greenish, separate male and female flowers; male in small clusters, female singly or in pairs in the leaf axils

Flowering Period: August to December

Fruit: Egg-shaped, about 1cm long

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed
Slow growing, drab tree, needing protection and well drained soils. Wood is very hard and has been used for axe and tool handles.

Male and female flowers