Date of issue: 17 May 2011
Designer: Wayne Rankin
Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar Renown
Adhesive-backed stamp on white paper sheet.
Plant: Macadamia cv. (various cultivars)
Macadamia tetraphylla, from
which cultivars are mostly derived, is a medium sized tree to 20m. Dark
green leaves in whorls of 3 or 4, oblong, to 20cm, sharply toothed.
Purplish pink flowers in pendulous sprays to 20cm occur in spring.
Edible nut matures March to July. Distribution: Qld, NSW.
Propagation: From seed. Commercial plants obtained by grafting to maintain maximum fruiting quality and quantity.Cultivation: Handsome ornamental tree as well as bearing delicious nuts. Fruits at least as far south as Sydney. Needs well-composted soil and ample moisture.