Small, slightly perfumed, cream flowers in large terminal panicles February to May.
Yellow-orange, pear-shaped fruit ripe, November to December.
Mischocarpus from Greek mischos, stalk of leaves or fruit, husk or shell, and karpos a fruit, in reference to the fruit tapering into a stalk or stipe. Pyriformis from Latin pyrus a pear (tree) and forma figure, shape or appearance, in reference to its pear-shaped fruits.
Photo: Robert Whyte