Balanops australiana F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1877) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 10: 114. Type: Ad sinum maris Rockinghams Bay, una cum Miliusii specie; Dallachy.
Pimply Ash; Pimply Bark; Pimplebark; Ash, Pimply
Lenticels pale, almost white, rather large and conspicuous. Roots of large trees raised and extending for a considerable distance above the surface of the ground. Pale brown brittle stripes may be visible in the blaze.
Cotyledons fleshy without visible venation. Stem between cotyledons and first pair of leaves 4-angled or winged. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves elliptic, shortly acuminate; teeth confined to the upper half of the leaf blade; dark glandular structures occur on the stem near the base of each petiole. Leaf blades about 50 x 17 mm, petioles about 6 mm long. Seed germination time 20 to 356 days.
This species grows into quite a large tree in mountain rainforest. The trees are frequently found on ridge tops and attain large stem diameters (although short boled) and provide useful firewood for poor souls stranded in such areas.
Fruit eaten by Fruit Pigeons. Cooper & Cooper (1994).