Euodia bonwickii F.Muell.
Melicope bonwickii is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall. The bole is straight and more or less cylindrical, sometimes with slight flanges; it is up to 75cm in diameter, unbranched for the majority of the tree's height and usually with small buttresses up to 1 metre high, occasionally to 2 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. The wood is sometimes traded[
]. The tree is often planted as an ornamental, particularly for the massed display of pale pink flowers which attract numerous bird species[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia (only in Borneo), Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea and northern Australia.
Dense primary forest, and also in the more open areas of secondary growth; at elevations from sea level to 750 metres[
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The flowers of this species are very popular with nectar or pollen feeding birds particularly parrots. The noise emanating from flocks of these birds feeding in flowering trees suggests that there may be components in addition to simple nectar and pollen in their fare[
The bark is used in the treatment of leech bites[
This species is favoured by disturbance and, since it is a fast growing species, it can compete quite successfully with the regrowth species[
]. It has potential, therefore, as a pioneer species for use in restoring native woodland[
A useful, general purpose timber[
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