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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Anthocarapa nitidula (Benth.) T.D.Penn. ex Mabb.
Mabberley, D.J. (1986) Blumea 31: 133. Type: ?.
Pseudocarapa nitidula (Benth.) Merr. & L.M.Perry, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 21: 315(1940), Type: ?. Amoora nitidula Benth., Flora Australiensis 1: 383(1863), Type: Queensland. Moreton Bay, W. Hill. N.S. Wales. Richmond and Clarence rivers, Beckler..
Incensewood; Jimmy Jimmy; Incense Cedar; Bog Onion
Layering visible in both the living and dead bark. Wood and blaze odour like that of incense.
Hypocotyl oval in transverse section. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflets obovate, apex acute to obtuse, base cuneate, upper surface glabrous; very small oil dots just visible with a lens; petiole and rhachis of compound leaf winged, glabrous.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as north-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range in CYP and NEQ from near sea level to 1000 m. Grows in well developed rain forest but tends to be more common in drier or more seasonal rain forest. Also occurs in Malesia, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Produces a useful durable timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.80. Cause et al. (1989).