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Flower, side view Tepals, anther tips & valves. Copyright CSIRO
Flower, bird's-eye view, tepals, anther tips & glands. Copyright CSIRO
Habit, flower, anther & glands, staminode, fruit, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Fruit, side views, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Endiandra leptodendron B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 237. Type: B. Gray 2978: State Forest Reserve 755, Boonjee Logging Area, 22.ii.1983 (QRS, holotypus).
Twigs terete or slightly fluted, clothed in straight and tortuous, appressed and erect, white or pale brown hairs. Leaf blades about 9.5-16 x 4-7.5 cm, green on the underside, glabrous or sparsely clothed in tortuous, erect, pale brown hairs. Midrib raised or flush with the upper surface. Petioles flat or channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers +/- domed at the apex, scarcely opening at anthesis, the tepals surrounding the anthers so that only the tips of the anthers, their valves and the stigma are exposed. Tepals about 0.9-1.8 mm long. Staminal glands six, free from one another. Staminodes three, differentiated into a head and stalk.
First pair of leaves ovate or lanceolate, about 40-50 x 15-22 mm, green on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves hairy along the midrib on the upper surface; oil dots clearly visible with a lens; petiole and stem clothed in short tortuous hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
This species has no commercial value as it does not grow large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 0.87. Hyland (1989).