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Fruit, side views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Seedling, cotyledons still attached, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Beilschmiedia oligandra L.S.Sm.
Smith, L.S. (1959) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 70: 28. Type: QUEENSLAND. Cook District: State Forest Reserve 310, Swipers Logging Area, K.J. White 1288 (TYPE), ... (11 Nov. 1955 fl.).
Ivory Walnut; Walnut, Ivory; Dogwood
Bark often marked by shallow circular or oval indentations, about 5-8 cm diam., and about 5-10 mm deep. Blaze odour slightly aromatic.
Twigs terete, glabrous, clothed in straight, appressed, brown or pale brown hairs only when very young. Leaf blades about 7.5-12.1 x 2.7-4.8 cm, green or slightly glaucous on the underside, glabrous or clothed in straight, appressed, pale brown hairs. Midrib raised or flush with the upper surface. Petioles flat on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens or just visible to the naked eye. Lateral veins forming fairly definite loops inside the blade margin.
Distribution and Ecology
Fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries and Musky Rat-kangaroos eat the flesh and seeds. Cooper & Cooper (1994).