Back in February this year I posted this plant, not knowing what it was but interested to know if it was edible (what a gutz I am). Well now I know thanks to my local council, it's a
Peanut Tree - Sterculia quadrifida
50-80 x 30-40 mm
This tree grows up to 20m in drier monsoon forests of Cape York, WA, NT, the Wet Tropics and as far south as northern NSW. Its leaves have mostly dropped off by the time the tree bears fruit around Oct-Nov. The large orange or scarlet pod has a velvety surface and splits open to release several dark, bluish-black seeds. These delicious seeds have a nutty flavour and can be eaten raw or cooked.