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Flower, bird's-eye view, tepals, disk and three anthers. Copyright CSIRO
Flower, side view. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Endiandra glauca R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 402. Type: Banks & Solander, Endeavour River; holo: BN; iso: MEL.
Endiandra merrilliana Allen, J. Arnold Arboretum 23: 149(1942), Type: Papua New Guinea, Wassi Kussa River, Tarara, L. J. Brass 8589; holo: A; iso: Bri, L.
Brown Walnut; Walnut, Brown; Walnut, Coach; Teak; Coach Walnut
Twigs terete, fluted or angular in transverse section, clothed in tortuous, appressed and erect brown or pale brown hairs. Leaf blades about 6-10.5 x 2-4.5 cm, glaucous or almost white on the underside, clothed in straight, brown, appressed hairs. Midrib and main lateral veins depressed on the upper surface. Petioles flat or channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers opening quite widely but the tepals remain pointing upwards at anthesis. Tepals about 1.5-2.2 mm long. Staminal glands fused to form a disk or continuous ring of tissue around the ovary. Staminodes absent or not distinct from the disk.
First pair of leaves ovate to elliptic, about 35-60 x 16-25 mm, glaucous to white on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves glaucous on the underside, glabrous or clothed in pale inconspicuous hairs, midrib hairy on the upper surface; oil dots small, visible with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology
This species has no commercial value as it does not grow large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 1.00. Hyland (1989).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)