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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Flower, side view, hairy tepals & anther tips. Copyright CSIRO
Habit, flower, stamen & glands, fruit, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross and longitudinal section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flower, bird's-eye view, hairy tepals, anthers & a few glands. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Seedling, cotyledons still attached and 8 leaves. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, durian germination. Copyright CSIRO
Endiandra microneura C.T.White
White, C.T. (1948) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 59: 152. Type: Daintree River, L. J. Brass 2244; holo: Bri; iso: A, BISH, BO, SING.
Endiandra reticulata C.T.White, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 76(1936), Type: Daintree River, swampy rain forests, L.J. Brass, No. 2244 (flowering specimens); 7th March;.
Twigs fluted, clothed in straight, appressed, pale brown hairs when young, almost terete and glabrous when older. Leaf blades about 8.5-15 x 3-6.5 cm, green and glabrous on the underside. Midrib translucent, raised on the upper surface. Petioles flattened or channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers opening quite widely, the tepals becoming +/- horizontal at least towards the tips. Tepals about 1-1.4 mm long. Staminal glands six, free from one another. Staminodes usually absent, sometimes present (up to three), not differentiated into a head and stalk.
First pair of leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, about 100-170 x 35-70 mm, green on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves elongate-elliptical, apex acute, glabrous; oil dots numerous, clearly visible with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation area. Altitudinal range from sea level to 250 m. Grows in well developed lowland rain forest, usually on soils derived from metamorphic rocks.
This species grows large enough to produce millable logs and it is occasionally utilized. Wood specific gravity 0.83. Hyland (9189).