Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Bischofia javanica Blume
Blume, C.L. von (1827) Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie No. 7 : 1168. Type: Crescit: in sylvis montanis Provinciarum Javae occidentalis.
Java Cedar; Needle Bark; Cedar, Java; Beefwood
Fruiting pedicels sparsely pubescent. Fruits globular, about 9-10 mm diam. Seeds about 5 x 3 mm. Cotyledons +/- orbicular.
Cotyledons broadly spathulate to almost orbicular, about 10-12 x 8-9 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: stipules about 5-10 mm, base broad but narrow and linear shortly above the base. Seed germination time 20 to 21 days.
This species may have medicinal properties and it may also be poisonous. (http://squid2.laughingsquid.net/hosts/herbweb.com /herbage/A3605.htm)
This species is not known to be poisonous but can cause sever tainting of milk. Everist (1974).