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Botanical name      Ackama paniculata                  

A common name    Rose leaf Marara               


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Young plant

Young Ackama paniculataWhile these leaves are actually a shoot from the base of the trunk
of the small tree behind it they do look like what is seen on a
young plant, quite different to older leaves.


Ackama paniclata leaves
Not the best photo of Ackama paniculata however you can see the red central vein on the underside of the leaves.  Also quite visible is the fact that they are pinnate compound leaves,  about half way up on the right side of the trunk is a compound leaf with 3 leaflets, the terminal leaflet has some holes in it, usually the compound leaves have 5 leaflets, as you can see on the left side of the trunk, opposite the afore mentioned trifoliate pinnae.  The bark on this young specimen is also easy to see.  Older trees are much more crevassed and corky.

Reasonably mature

Ackama paniculata mature bark
For quite a number of years I walked past these trunks, not knowing what they were, I recognised the young plants, but not what they became.  This is some new growth.

This is as close as I could get to the flowers, quite dense in places, just a long way up.  They do belong to the Ackama paniculata, not to the branch from another tree appearing in the photo.Ackama paniculata flowers
Ackama paniculata bark and trunk

Ackama paniculata bark has quite a corky feel.

Ackama paniculata crownA general view into the crown, like a lot of rainforest trees it can block out a lot of sun light. This young tree is on the edge of a remnant patch of rainforest.