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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Habit, flower, stamen & glands, staminode, fruit, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross sections and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flower, side view, tepals, anthers & tips of staminal glands. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Fl, plan view, tepals, anthers, 6 glands, 3 staminodes & ovary. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledons and 5 leaves. Copyright CSIRO
Seedling. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Endiandra sideroxylon B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 248. Type: B. Gray 266: State Forest Reserve 194 near Portion 69 Herberton, 12.i.1977 (QRS, holotypus)..
Buff Walnut; Steelbutt; Walnut, Buff
A thin pale brown or cream layer normally visible under the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze. On large trees the buttresses are conspicuous and resemble the tail fins on a rocket.
Twigs fluted, clothed in straight, appressed, pale brown hairs when young, almost glabrous when older. Leaf blades about 6-11 x 3-6 cm, thick and leathery, slightly arched on the upper surface between the main lateral veins, green on the underside, sparsely clothed in straight, appressed, pale brown hairs when young, glabrous when older. Midrib flush with or raised on the upper surface. Petioles flat or channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers opening quite widely, the tepals becoming +/- horizontal at anthesis. Tepals about 1.2-2.2 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 60-105 x 20-35 mm, apex acuminate or acute, green on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves with a few short hairs on the upper surface along the midrib; oil dots very small, visible only with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the Atherton Tableland and its vicinity. Altitudinal range from 140-1000 m. Grows in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites but probably reaching its best development on soils derived from basalt.
This species grows large enough to produce millable logs but the timber is rather hard and not very popular in the trade. Wood specific gravity 0.78-0.82. Hyland (1989).