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Habit, leaves and flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flower and buds. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cinnamomum baileyanum (F.Muell. ex F.M.Bailey) W.D.Francis
Francis, W.D. (1951) Australian Rain-Forest Trees ed. 2: 4. Type: ?.
Persea baileyana F.M.Bailey, A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora, Supplement 2: 51(1888), Type: Frazers Island.-H. St. John Wood..
Pepperwood; Candlewood; Bollywood; Bollywood, Brown; Brown Bollywood
Blaze odour conspicuous but precise odour difficult to pin-point; spice, pepper, cinnamon, sarsaparilla or Vicks Vaporub.
Twigs 4-angled and clothed in straight, white or pale brown, appressed hairs when young but terete and glabrous at maturity. Leaf blades about 5-13 x 2-5.2 cm, green on the underside, clothed in straight, white or pale brown, appressed hairs when young but almost glabrous at maturity. Midrib +/- flush with the upper surface. Petioles channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens. Freshly broken twigs emit an odour like that of the blaze.
Tepals about 4.5-5.3 mm long. Stamens nine (six opening inwards and three opening outwards). Staminodes three.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP, NEQ and south-eastern Queensland but not in coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 550 m. Grows in drier rain forest and mountain rain forest.
Stem bark material of this species was active against some tumors. Collins et al. (1990).
Wood specific gravity 0.56-0.70. Hyland (1989).