Argyrodendron sp. Mt Haig ( L.S.Smith 14307)
Provisional HISPID phrase name.
Oak, Mist Tulip; Red Tulip Oak; Oak, Red Tulip; Misty Tulip Oak; Mist Tulip Oak
Crown usually appears rusty red.
Younger leaves rusty red on the lower surface. Leaflet blades about 5.5-15 x 1.5-3 cm. Midrib depressed or slightly raised in a groove on the upper surface of the leaflet blade. Twig bark strong and fibrous when stripped. Pores in the twig pith visible with a lens but not or scarcely visible to the naked eye.
Cotyledons fleshy, about 8-11 x 5-7 mm, venation not visible. First pair of leaves elliptic, lower surface brown from scales. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves or leaflets brown on the lower surface from scales, upper surface glabrous, midrib depressed or flush with the upper surface; stipules very small, clothed in brown scales. Seed germination time 11 to 24 days.
Produces a useful general purpose timber suitable for house construction where not exposed to the weather. Particularly well suited for polished floors.
Wood specific gravity 0.97 Cause et al. (1989).