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Red Ash (Alphitonia excelsa)

A rainforest tree usually 5-10 metres (up to 25 metres). It is a primary coloniser of the rainforest, and is found on forest edges. It is a common regeneration tree. The trunk is pale /grey.

Leaves are ovate 5 -14cm long, dark green and glossy above, and white and hairy below.

Summer flowers are small greenish/white. Fruit is a small round black berry.

There are more than 15 known uses for this plant.