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Habit, flower, anther, staminode, fruit, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
Flower, side view Tepals & tips of two anthers. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Flower oblique bird's-eye view Tepals 4, anthers 2, & stigma. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, hypogeal germiantion. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, durian germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Endiandra xanthocarpa B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 251. Type: B. Gray 2913: Timber Reserve 1230 Boonjee Logging Area, 11.i.1983 (QRS, holotypus).
A thin cream or pale brown layer generally visible beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze.
Twigs fluted, clothed in straight, appressed, pale brown hairs when young, glabrous when older, with pale spongy bark. Leaf blades about 9-15.5 x 4-7 cm, rather thick and leathery, green and glabrous on the underside. Midrib usually depressed on the upper surface. Petioles flat or channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers scarcely opening, the tepals at anthesis surrounding the style and anthers so that only the stigma and tips of the reddish anthers and their valves are visible. Tepals about 0.7-1 mm long. Staminal glands absent. Staminodes usually two, scarcely differentiated into a head and stalk.
First pair of leaves ovate, about 110-160 x 43-70 mm, green on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves ovate, apex shortly acuminate, glabrous on the upper surface; oil dots small, visible with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, known only from the Boonjee area on the south-eastern edge of the Atherton Tableland and Babinda. Altitudinal range from 80-750 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on soil derived from basalt.
This species sometimes grows large enough to produce millable logs but it has not been utilized to date. Wood specific gravity 0.83. Hyland (1989).