Citronella smythii Icacinaceae

White Oak, Soap Box

Citronella smythii

Form and Size: A tall shrub or small tree, 3-12m high

Distribution: Rainforests of north-eastern Qld

Leaves: Egg-shaped, hairy beneath, 8-17cm x 3-7cm; new growth densely hairy

Bark: Grey, corky

Flowers: White, about 0.8cm diameter, 5 petals; borne in panicles arising opposite the leaves

Flowering Period: November to December

Fruit: Black, oval, about 2cm long, succulent

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed. Needs well drained soil in a protected, semi-shaded position