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Habit, fruit, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cryptocarya glaucocarpa B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 188. Type: B. Hyland 3628 RFK: Claudie River, 21.xi.1977 (QRS, holotypus).
Generally a small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Twigs +/- terete or slightly angular, clothed in straight, pale brown, appressed hairs when young but soon becoming glabrous. Leaf blades about 9-16 x 3.5-6 cm, green on the underside, clothed in straight, white or pale brown, appressed hairs when young but soon becoming glabrous. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Petioles channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Inflorescence paniculate, not exceeding the leaves. Flower features unknown.
First pair of leaves ovate, elliptic or almost orbicular, about 28-50 x 15-35 mm, green on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, apex acuminate; upper surface of new leaves hairy, but only along midrib on older leaves; oil dots small, visible only with a lens. Petiole densely hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
This species has no commercial value as it seldom grows large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 0.87. Hyland (1989).