Alloxylon wickhamii (W.Hill & F.Muell.) P.H.Weston & Crisp
Weston, P.H. & Crisp. M.D. (1991) Telopea 4(3): 502.
Oak, Pink Silky; Oak, Satin Silky; Satin Oak; Tree Waratah; Satin Silky Oak; Pink Silky Oak; Oak, Satin
Oak grain in the wood and a matching pattern in the inner blaze.
Cotyledons broadly obovate, about 12 x 12 mm. First pair of leaves with entire margins. Third and fourth leaves with entire margins. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- linear, apex obtuse or rounded, base attenuate, glabrous, lateral veins forming definite loops inside the blade margin; terminal bud clothed in rusty red hairs. Seed germination time 11 days.
Not as well known as Alloxylon flammeum but deserves an equal place in horticulture and will grow on a wide range of soil types.
Produces a beautiful soft, silky textured timber with a conspicuous oak grain.
Wood specific gravity 0.53 Cause et al. (1989).