Common name: red cedar, santhana vembu
Toona ciliata M.Roem. APNI*
Synonyms: Toona australis (F.Muell.) Harms APNI*
Description: Medium-sized to large deciduous tree with brown to grey scaly bark.
Leaves 15–45 cm long, usually paripinnate but sometimes with a terminal leaflet in juvenile growth; leaflets mostly 8–20, ± ovate, often falcate, 4–15 cm long, 15–50 mm wide, apex acuminate, base strongly asymmetric, margins entire (± toothed in saplings), mostly glabrous, domatia present as small hair-tufts; petiole 4–11 cm long, petiolules 5–12 mm long.
Panicles 20–40 cm long. Petals 5–6 mm long, white.
Capsule ellipsoid, 10–20 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; seeds winged at both ends.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in warmer rainforest on the coast and coastal ranges, north from Milton.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, ?CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by M. J. Taylor & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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