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Fruit, enlarged, and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Geissois biagiana (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1865) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 180. Type: ?.
Windmannia biagiana (F.Muell.) Kuntze, Revisio Generum Plantarum 1: 228(1891), Type: ?. Weinmannia biagiana F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 16(1865), Type: In tractu Seaview Range ad sinum marinum Rockinghams Bay. Dallachy.Holo: MEL104551; iso: K? Fide Schimanski & Rozefelds (2002).
Mahogany, Northern Brush; Mahogany, Brush; Northern Brush Mahogany; Northern Brush Mararie; Red Carabeen; Brush Mahogany; Carabeen, Red
Buttresses large and prominent, gradually fusing with the stem at a considerable distance above the ground.
Leaflet blades about 11-20 x 4-8 cm. Stipules large and conspicuous occurring in pairs and forming a skirt like structure around the twigs. Each stipule 2-lobed. Young leaves bright red.
Capsules about 10-12 mm long, pubescent on the outer surface. Seeds winged at one end.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 4-6 x 2-3 mm. First pair of leaves toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin serrate, teeth with a few fine apical points; hairy on the upper surface, stipules foliaceous with 3-5 radiating veins, margin serrate.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ and widely distributed throughout the area. Altitudinal range from 100-1100 m. Grows in well developed rain forest on a variety of rock types but tends to be more common along creeks and gullies.
Produces a useful decorative timber. Wood specific gravity 0.64. Cause et al. (1989).