Common name: Scrub Beefwood, Red Silky Oak
Stenocarpus salignus R.Br. APNI*
Description: Shrub or tree to 30 m high; bark dark brown, ± fissured and finely scaly.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, mostly 4–10 cm long, 10–45 mm wide, leathery, apex acute or obtuse, glabrous, paler below, 3 longitudinal veins present though veins often not prominent, numerous fine translucent dots present (lens needed).
Conflorescences usually terminal, of 1 or a few umbels, each of 10–20 flowers, the pedicels irregularly crowded. Perianth 10–20 mm long, yellowish.
Follicle 4–6 cm long; seeds c. 10 mm long.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in most types of warmer rainforest on the coast and adjacent ranges, especially in warm-temperate rainforest above 750 m.; north from Kioloa.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.B. Foreman (1995)
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