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Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Helicia grayi Foreman
Foreman, D.B. (1984) Brunonia 6(2): 64. Type: State Forest Reserve 143, Leichhardt Logging area, Mt Lewis, Queensland, B. Gray 178, 11.viii.1976 (holotypus QRS)..
Gray's Silky Oak; Oak, Gray's Silky
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern (often reddish stripes) in the inner blaze.
Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 7.5-13.5 x 2-4 cm. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin and midrib raised on the upper surface. Terminal buds densely clothed in short, rusty brown hairs.
Cotyledons thick and fleshy, without venation. First pair of leaves ovate, margins serrate, glabrous on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate to attenuate, margin irregularly dentate to serrate, glabrous on the upper surface or with a few hairs along the midrib, midrib flush with or slightly raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade.
Distribution and Ecology
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)