Found from Lismore in New South Wales to about Mt. Tamborine in SE Queensland
This species grows up to 20m high.
It has four spiny leaves to each node, new flush and flowers are pink and the shells are bumpy or dimpled.
Common names: Bush Nut, Rough-shelled Macadamia
Aspect: Full Sun
The pointy, crinkled leaves are decorated in spring by long, graceful racemes of small flowers. These turn into strings of easily hulled nuts with a thin, pebbly shell. M. tetraphylla has a high sugar content and is considered the best flavoured nut for eating fresh. Nuts can also be easily roasted.
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available