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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
Fruit and leaflets. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves, flowers and buds. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledons and 5 leaves. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Gevuina bleasdalei (F.Muell.) Sleumer
Sleumer, H.O. (1955) Blumea 8: 6. Type: ?.
Roupala bleasdalei (F.Muell.) F.Muell., Second Systematic Census of Australian Plants: 68(1889), Type: ?. Adenostephanus bleasdalei (F.Muell.) Benth., Flora Australiensis 5: 417(1870), Type: ?. Bleasdalea bleasdalei (F.Muell.) A.C.Sm. & J.E.Haas, American Journal of Botany 62: 142(1975), Type: ?. Bleasdalea cupanioides Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 586(1928), Type: ?. Kermadecia bleasdalei (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey, A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora: 434(1883), Type: ?. Turrillia bleasdalei (F.Muell.) A.C.Sm., Flora Vitiensis Nova 3: 754(1985), Type: ?. Euplassa bleasdalei (F.Muell.) Diels, Botanische Jahrbucher: 200(1916), Type: ?. Grevillea bleasdalei F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 90(1865), Type: In cacumine montis McAllister Australiae tropicae. Dallachy..
Wingleaf Silky Oak; Oak, Blush Silky; Silky Oak; Blush Silky Oak
Part of the compound leaf axis normally expanded into green wings between the leaflet stalks. Oak grain in the twigs. Compound leaves rather variable, many leaflets being present on the compound leaves from small trees but few leaflets on those from large trees. Leaflet blades about 3-18 x 1.1-5.5 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaflet blade. Stalk on the terminal leaflet frequently much shorter than those on the lateral leaflets. Young shoots red to pinkish brown, minutely but densely hairy.
Inflorescence densely ferruginous pubescent. Flowers in pairs in the inflorescence, each flower +/- sessile, but pairs of flowers pedunculate. Tepals about 7.5-12 mm long, densely appressed-pubescent on the outside. Hypogynous glands two, globular. Ovules 2 per ovary.
First pair of leaves ovate to broadly ovate, about 10 x 5 cm, margins serrate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- trifoliolate or deeply 3-lobed or pinnate with 5 sessile leaflets and clothed in red hairs on the upper surface, at least when young. Margins serrate, lower surface clothed in brown appressed hairs and erect glandular hairs. Terminal bud densely clothed in ferruginous hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and southwards as far as coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from 650-1000 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed upland and mountain rain forest.
Not widely cultivated but has great potential. A very decorative tree that makes beautiful flushes of new growth.