Common name: Yellow-wood, Long Jack
Flindersia xanthoxyla (A.Cunn. ex Hook.) Domin APNI*
Description: Tree to 45 m, branchlets, leaves and inflorescences glabrous to stellate-hairy.
Leaves opposite, often crowded towards the end of the branchlets, imparipinnate; leaflets 3–11, narrow-elliptic or narrow-ovate, usually falcate, 2.2–13 cm long, 0.6–3.2 cm wide, apex tapering to a ± obtuse point, base cuneate to obtuse, usually strongly asymmetric, upper surface bright green, lower surface lighter, oil dots distinct but rather sparse; lateral petiolules 2–6 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal, spreading, to 25 cm long. Sepals c. 1 mm long. Petals 4–4.5 mm long, yellow, glabrous.
Capsule woody, 6.5–11 cm long, valves separating fully; seeds 3.3–5 cm long, winged at both ends.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry and subtropical rainforest north from Eltham near Lismore.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: T.G. Hartley (1969)
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