Related to Caesalpinia subtropica[
Caesalpinia scortechinii (F.Muell.) Hattink
Mezoneuron traceyi Pedley
Mezoneuron scortechinii is a sprawling or climbing shrub with stems up to 7 metres long. The stems are usually prickly[
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for its gum.
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Australia - New South Wales and Queensland, north to Papua New Guinea.
Margins of rainforests[
]. Grows in black or red loam, sand or basaltic scree in vine thicket, on rainforest margins, in mixed eucalypt forest, on creek banks and on dunes in vine forest[
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A gum, known as 'Barister gum', is obtained from the tree[
]. It resembles Cherry gum (from Prunus serotina) and Tragacanth (from Astragalus spp.)[
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