Bleasdalea bleasdalei (F.Muell.) A.C.Sm. & J.E.Haas
Smith, A.C. & Hass, J.E (1975) American Journal of Botany 62: 142.
Wingleaf Silky Oak; Oak, Blush Silky; Silky Oak; Blush Silky Oak
Part of the compound leaf axis normally expanded into green wings between the leaflet stalks. Oak grain in the twigs. Compound leaves rather variable, many leaflets being present on the compound leaves from small trees but few leaflets on those from large trees. Leaflet blades about 3-18 x 1.1-5.5 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaflet blade. Stalk on the terminal leaflet frequently much shorter than those on the lateral leaflets. Young shoots red to pinkish brown, minutely but densely hairy.
First pair of leaves ovate to broadly ovate, about 10 x 5 cm, margins serrate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- trifoliolate or deeply 3-lobed or pinnate with 5 sessile leaflets and clothed in red hairs on the upper surface, at least when young. Margins serrate, lower surface clothed in brown appressed hairs and erect glandular hairs. Terminal bud densely clothed in ferruginous hairs. Seed germination time 15 to 61 days.
Not widely cultivated but has great potential. A very decorative tree that makes beautiful flushes of new growth.
Gevuina bleasdalei (F.Muell.) Sleumer, Blumea 8: 6 (1955). Roupala bleasdalei (F.Muell.) F.Muell., Second Systematic Census of Australian Plants : 68(1889). Adenostephanus bleasdalei (F.Muell.) Benth., Flora Australiensis 5: 417 (1870). Kermadecia bleasdalei (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey, A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora : 434 (1883). Turrillia bleasdalei (F.Muell.) A.C.Sm., Flora Vitiensis Nova 3: 754 (1985). Euplassa bleasdalei (F.Muell.) Diels, Botanische Jahrbucher : 200(1916). Grevillea bleasdalei F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 90 (1865), Type: In cacumine montis McAllister Australiae tropicae. Dallachy.