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Endiandra wolfei

Family

Lauraceae

Botanical Name

Endiandra wolfei B.Hyland

Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 250. Type: B. Gray 325: State Forest Reserve 1073, Black Mountain Road, 23.ii.1977 (QRS, holotypus).

Stem

Blaze odour aromatic or resembling that of guava (Psidium guajava).

Leaves

Twigs angular or fluted, clothed in tortuous, erect, white or pale brown hairs. Leaf blades about 6.5-12.5 x 2-5 cm, white or glaucous on the underside, clothed in tortuous, erect, pale brown hairs. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Petioles flat on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.

Flowers

Flowers opening quite widely but with the tepals pointing upwards at anthesis. Tepals about 1.8-3 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.

Fruit

Fruits ellipsoid, about 20-24 x 10-13 mm. Seed about 17-21 x 9-11 mm. Cotyledons pink.

Seedlings

First pair of leaves ovate or lanceolate, about 40-60 x 18-30 mm, glaucous on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves hairy on the upper surface especially along the midrib and main lateral veins, glaucous on the underside; oil dots small, numerous, visible with a lens.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and southwards to coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 1100 m. Grows in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.

Natural History

This species has no commercial value as it does not grow large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 0.96-1.04. Hyland (1989).

NEQ

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

734