Macadamia nut trees are grown in Hawaii, Europe, Indonesia, and Australia. Can someone tell me how the name "Macadamia" come about and where the origin was?

    Can someone tell me how the name "Macadamia" came about and where the origin was?


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    Here you go .... I Googled.

    This is from Wikipedia...

    Macadamia is a genus of nine species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, with a disjunct distribution native to eastern Australia (seven species), New Caledonia (one species M. neurophylla) and Sulawesi in Indonesia (one species, M. hildebrandii).

    They are small to large evergreen trees growing to 2–12 m tall. The leaves are arranged in whorls of three to six, lanceolate to obovate or elliptical in shape, 6–30 cm long and 2–13 cm broad, with an entire or spiny-serrated margin. The flowers are produced in a long, slender, simple raceme 5–30 cm long, the individual flowers 10–15 mm long, white to pink or purple, with four tepals. The fruit is a very hard, woody, globose follicle with a pointed apex, containing one or two seeds.

    The genus is named after John Macadam, a colleague of botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, who first described the genus.[1] Common names include macadamia, macadamia nut, Queensland nut, bush nut, maroochi nut, queen of nuts and bauple nut; Indigenous Australian names include gyndl, jindilli, and boombera.



    Have you had any of these nuts? They are so good! I think Hawaii produces the best macadamia nuts.

    I love them, they are my favorites and curiously the only nuts that don't cause me all sorts of problems.

    Just wanted to add that the MacAdam clan was from Scotland, of all places, if I am not mistaken.

    Very cool!!!

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