Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Alphitonia whitei Braid
Braid, K.W. (1932) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew : 181. Type: Queensland. Near Barron River, Bailey (24); .. Jordans Creek, Mocatta 23.
Ash, Red; Ash, Northern Red; Northern Red Ash; Red Ash; Red Almond; Sarsaparilla
Blaze odour faint, perhaps resembling liniment.
Fruits about 6-10 mm diam. Mesocarp not powdery at maturity.
Cotyledons about 8-10 mm long. First pair of leaves with entire margins. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade white on the underside from downy hairs; stipules conspicuous, about 5-8 mm long. Stem hairs short, matted, tortuous. Seed germination time 28 to 130 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Natural History & Notes
Fruit eaten by Fig Parrots. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.77. Cause et al. (1989).
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