pinkwood (Beyeria viscosa)
This tall shrub carries its male and female flowers on separate plants. If planted in your garden and pruned lightly, it provides a good screen.
Its species name 'viscosa' refers to its viscid or sticky leaves.
Its common name 'pinkwood' refers to the pinkish to reddish-brown colour of its timber.
It flowers from December to February.
Insects, such as ants, are attracted to the pollen and nectar in its flowers.
(Photos: Tim Rudman)
STUDENT INQUIRY QUESTIONS
This plant has sticky leaves. Why would a plant have evolved to have sticky leaves?