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Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers and buds. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Neorites kevedianus L.S.Sm.
Smith, L.S. (1969) Contributions from the Queensland Herbarium 6: 15. Type: NNW. of Kuranda, in Forest Res. 315, Volck & White AFO/758 (holoypus, BRI.078532, 078533)..
Oak, Fishtail Silky; Oak, Fishtail; Fishtail Oak; Fishtail Silky Oak
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding dark, lace-like pattern in the blaze. Trunk dark, lenticels pale, rather conspicuous, tending to be arranged in horizontal lines.
Oak grain in the twigs. Young shoots densely clothed in short, rusty brown hairs. Older twigs marked by numerous pale, circular or laterally elongated lenticels. Leaves very variable, about 6-25 x 2-11 cm, simple on large trees but pinnate on saplings and coppice shoots.
Flowers sessile, usually paired, without a common peduncle. Tepals truncate, narrowly oblong, about 4.5-6 x 1-1.6 mm. Hypogynous glands 2-4, usually clavate. Ovary sessile, densely ferruginous hairy, ovules 6-8.
Cotyledons about 7-9 mm long, truncate at the apex. First pair of leaves lobed and toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf pinnate to pinnatisect especially towards the apex, leaflet blades unequal-sided throughout and serrate with more teeth on the broader side.
Distribution and Ecology
Produces a rather dark durable timber with a conspicuous oak grain.
Wood specific gravity 0.86 Cause et al. (1989).