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Flower, oblique view Tepals, lobed disk, three anthers & stigma. Copyright CSIRO
Bird's-eye view Disk, three anthers & a central stigma. Copyright CSIRO
Habit, flower, anther, disk, fruit, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage, cotyledons still attached, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Endiandra grayi B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 231. Type: B. Gray 3305, Portion 188, Parish of Alexandra, 13.xii.1983 (QRS, holotypus).
Buttresses usually well developed, often convex in outline particularly on the larger trees. White longitudinal stripes normally visible in the outer blaze.
Twigs fluted and densely clothed in tortuous hairs when young but eventually becoming almost glabrous. Leaf blades about 11.5-14.5 x 3.5-5 cm, glaucous on the underside, clothed in tortuous, erect, brown or rusty brown hairs when young but eventually becoming almost glabrous. Midrib 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 tips of the tepals remaining erect at anthesis. Tepals about 3.3-5.1 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 narrowly elliptic, about 85-140 x 37-55 mm, glaucous on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate to elliptic, apex acuminate, glaucous on the underside, hairy on both the upper and lower surfaces mainly along the midrib and lateral veins; oil dots visible with a lens; petiole and stem densely clothed in reddish brown tortuous hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
This species grows large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 1.00. Hyland (1989).