Ball Tree (species: Calophyllum inophyllum) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Calophyllum inophyllum
Ball Tree

©Anne Hoggett: Young stems of Calophyllum inophyllum Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Distinctive leaf of Calophyllum inophyllum, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Calophyllum inophyllum at Lizard Island, underside of leaf.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malpighiales
Family Calophyllaceae
Genus Calophyllum
Species Calophyllum inophyllum



Distinguishing features

A multi-stemmed shrub; large, glossy, oval leaves with very fine veins running parallel to each other from the midrib to the leaf margin


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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Web resources


  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.