Taxon: Macadamia ternifolia F. Muell.

Genus: Macadamia
Family: Proteaceae
Nomen number: 23039
Place of publication: Trans. Philos. Inst. Victoria 2:72. 1858
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Dec-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Mar-2008
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Gene sources: potential as graft stock for macadamia-nut (fide Hort Rev 35:94, 105. 2009)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of macadamia-nut (based on natural hybrids with Macadamia integrifolia fide Hort Rev 35:20. 2009)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of rough-shell macadamia (based on affinities to Macadamia tetraphylla fide Amer J Bot 95:849. 2008)

Distributional Range:


  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Queensland

  • Cultivated


  • Bailey, F. M. The Queensland flora. 1899-1905 (F Queensland)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Francis, W. D. & G. M. Chippendale Australian rain-forest trees. 1970 (Trees AustRF)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hardner, C. M. et al. 2012. Genetic resources and improvement in Macadamia Acta Hort. 948:253-262.
  • Hardner, C. M. et al. 2009. Genetic resources and domestication of Macadamia Hort. Rev. 35:1-125.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mast, A. R. et al. 2008. A smaller Macadamia from a more vagile tribe: Inference of phylogenetic relationships, divergence times, and diaspore evolution in Macadamia and relatives ( Tribe Macadamieae, Proteaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 95:843-870.
  • Peace, C. P. et al. 2005. Genetic relationships amongst macadamia varieties grown in South Africa as assessed by RAF markers S. African J. Pl. Soil 22:71-75.
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Stanley, T. D. & E. M. Ross Flora of south-eastern Queensland. 1983-1989 (F SE Queensl)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Storey, W. B. 1965. The ternifolia group of Macadamia species Pacific Sci. 19:507-514.
  • Yunnan Inst. Bot. & Kunming Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci., eds. Flora yunnanica. 1977- (F Yunnan)

Check other web resources for Macadamia ternifolia F. Muell. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image