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Habit, flower, stamen, staminode, gland, fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cryptocarya burckiana Warb.
Warburg, O. (1890) Botanische Jahrbucher 13: 315. Type: Indonesia, Key Island, O. Warburg 20503; iso: A.
A small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Twigs fluted or angular in transverse section, clothed in tortuous, brown, erect hairs. Leaf blades about 10.5-16.5 x 4.5-8 cm, green on the underside, clothed in mainly straight, white or pale brown, mainly appressed hairs when young but eventually becoming almost glabrous. Domatia are tufts of hair. Midrib raised or flush with the upper surface. Petioles flat on the upper surface. Numerous oil dots visible with a lens.
Inflorescence paniculate sometimes almost racemose, scarcely exceeding the leaves. Flowers without any obvious perfume. Lower half of the perianth tube glabrous on the inner surface. Tepals about 1.1-1.9 mm long, pubescent on the outer surface. Ovary and style glabrous.
First pair of leaves lanceolate, about 45-60 x 16-23 mm, green on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: midrib slightly raised on the upper surface, hairy towards the base; hairs on the underside of the leaf blade prostrate; petiole grooved on the upper surface, hairy; oil dots clearly visible with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology
This species has no commercial value as it seldom grows large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 1.01. Hyland (1989).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)