Thursday, 10 May 2012

Atalaya (plant)

Atalaya is a genus of 11 species of shrubs and trees in the soapberry family Sapindaceae. They are primarily Australian with two other species extending to tropical Africa and Malesia.

Most of the Australian representatives of Sapindaceae are rainforest trees, however Atalaya is found throughout Australia with the exception of Tasmania and Victoria, including sem-arid and arid zones of the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia