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Taxon: Macadamia tetraphylla L. A. S. Johnson

Genus: Macadamia
Family: Proteaceae
Nomen number: 105388
Place of publication: Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 79:15. 1954
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Dec-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: nut (kernel not favored by processors) nut; nut

Distributional Range:


    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (n.e.), Queensland (s.e.)]


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa


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Check other web resources for Macadamia tetraphylla L. A. S. Johnson :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=105388. Accessed 24 August 2019.