Hymenosporum flavum is Australian rainforest tree, which is commonly called the native frangipani, because it produces creamy yellow, frangipani-like flowers with a strong, heady fragrance. It is not related to the exotic frangipani (Plumeria). It is an evergreen tree to about 20m tall in cultivation, but larger in its natural habitat. The branches grow in distinct horizontal layers, and the leaves are dark green and glossy with a hairy underside. The strongly scented flowers are whitish cream ageing to deep yellow, followed by pear-shaped woody capsules containing winged seeds.
It grows well in Melbourne and when it flowers in Spring, the street is filled with a delicious smell. This is from a specimen in our front yard.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.