SassafrasBirdsnest ferns and Syzygium floribundum

Botanical name                 Acmena smithii  syn. Syzygium smithii  APNI

A common name                Lilly Pilly


Young plant

Acmena smithiiLilly Pilly fruit at around a couple of years or so in reasonable conditions, with light. 

This one is on the down hill side of a hill side quad bike parking area, it is moderately open.

You can see most of the fruit have a little growing to do, the fruit at the left is more fully formed.

Acmena smithii young plant with fruitThe same plant, showing more of this little tree.

The saplings in the back ground are Rhodamnia rubescens, there are quite a few in the vicinity, along with some large Syncarpia glomulifera, Eucalyptus saligna and almost emergent Lophostemon confertus.

This location is at the very top of a ridge, directly down hill is the start of one our mid sized gullies


Reasonably mature

Acmena smithii trunkWell I guess you actually call this Juvenile in Lilly Pilly terms, but it does show the reddish tinged bark as they get older.  Thats a young Doryphora sassafras just to the right of this trunk.

Acmena smithii trunk

I would guess that is a Acmena smithii seedling next to the left hand side trunk, at apex of the curve.