The flowers are rather large, solitary in the axils of the leaves, with a putrescent odor, probably pollinated by flies.
Its pollen is the oldest recorded flowering plant pollen in Australia.
Also appears quite susceptible to burning from soaps, oils and emulsifiable carriers.
NOTE: "... Austrobaileya used to flower only sporadically in lower light and warmer conditions in the greenhouses. After placing the plant to a brighter position where it receives a slight winter chill (50F) nights the plant now flowers annually and quite prolifically...
Personal communication with Marc Hachadourian - NYBG
See Arnoldia, Volume 38 Number 3 – May 1978 (link below) for more information on original provenance.
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