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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and flowers.. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Ceratopetalum succirubrum C.T.White
White, C.T. (1936) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 59. Type: Gadgarra, Atherton Tableland, J.L. Tardent sine no (type flowering specimens).
Blood in the Bark; North Queensland Coachwood; Satin Sycamore; Sycamore, Satin
Bark exudate dark red, slow to appear and rather meagre but continues to exude for some time. Reddish brown bark produced under large bark flakes on some trees. Buttresses extending well up the trunk, gradually fusing with the stem.
Leaflet blades about 6-9 x 2-3.5 cm. Leaflet stalks about 0.5-1 cm long, channelled on the upper surface. Lateral leaflets unequal-sided at the base. Midrib slightly raised on the upper surface. Stipules triangular, about 3 x 2.5 mm, caducous.
Tepals about 2-3 mm long. Disk green.
Fruits predominantly 4-winged, about 15-22 mm diam.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ between Bloomfield and the Atherton Tableland. Altitudinal range from 400-1200 m. A characteristic tree of upland and mountain rain forest being particularly abundant on granite but not confined to that substrate.
Produces a very useful though somewhat plain cabinet timber. Wood specific gravity 0.62. Cause et al. (1989).