ⓘ Aphananthe philippinensis

                                     

ⓘ Aphananthe philippinensis

Aphananthe philippinensis is a common rainforest tree in the Cannabaceae family. In Australia it occurs from the Manning River in New South Wales to near Herberton in tropical Queensland. It was first described from the island of Luzon in the Philippines, hence the species name. The generic name of Aphananthe refers to insignificant flower s. This plant also occurs on the Solomon Islands and in Papua New Guinea

Australian habitat includes dry tropical sites. However, it is mostly seen rivers on moist alluvial soils. Common names in Australia include native elm, grey handlewood, axe-handle wood, rough leaves, Hickory and asbestos tree.