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Dehisced fruit and arillous seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flowers, buds and immature fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Dehisced fruit. Copyright Barry Jago
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination and 10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Dysoxylum pettigrewianum F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1892) Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 5: 9. Type: Scrubs at the base of Bellenden-Ker Range and the Barron River..
Spur Mahogany; Spurwood; Cairns Satinwood; Mahogany, Spur
Subrhytidome layer deep wine red. Blaze odour like incense or guava (Psidium guajava). Lenticels quite large and conspicuous.
Calyx cup-shaped, lobes variable, inconspicuous but obtuse at the apex. Calyx lobes very short. Outer surface of the corolla mainly glabrous, tomentose only towards the apex. Petals about 8-9 mm long. Stamens eight. Disk resembles a short staminal tube. Ovary pubescent.
Long axis of the cotyledons aligned parallel with the stem of the seedling. Venation not discernible. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade glabrous except for the midrib on the undersurface; petiole and stem clothed in short, erect, tortuous hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ between Rossville and Tully. Altitudinal range from sea level to 800 m. Grows in well developed lowland and upland rain forest but is more frequent, and reaches its best development, in lowland rain forest particularly on soils derived from basalt. Also occurs in Malesia and the Solomon Islands.
Produces a decorative cabinet timber and general purpose timber which was once very popular for boat building.
Wood specific gravity 0.86. Cause et al. (1989).