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  • Barklya syringifolia

    Barklya syringifolia   (BARK-lee-a)  

    Common Names: Barklya (tree), gold-blossom tree, golden crown tree, crown of gold, leather jacket

    Derivation of the name:

    Barklya; after Sir Henry Barkly, 1815-98, Governor of Victoria.

    syringifolia:  after the genus Syringa (the lilac family) and Latin ‘folium’ a leaf. Referring to the similarity in leaf shape.