Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Bubbia queenslandiana Vink subsp. queenslandiana
Vink, W. (1983) Blumea 28: 321.
Australian Pepper Tree; Winterwood
Usually grows into a small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh but also flowers and fruits as a shrub. Blaze odour pine-like (Pinus spp.).
Leaves crowded at the ends of the twigs and branches. Leaf blades about 9-12 x 3.5-4 cm, almost white on the underside. petioles 1.5-2.5 cm long. Lateral veins inconspicuous on the upper surface but not visible on the lower surface. Oil dots visible with a lens. Leaves somewhat aromatic when crushed.
Fruits (fruiting carpels) +/- globular, about 9-12 mm diam., very aromatic when crushed. Seeds globular, about 3-4 mm diam. Embryo about 0.3 mm long. Cotyledons no wider than the radicle.
Cotyledons orbicular, about 10-11 mm diam. Very small oil dots visible with a lens.
Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 700-1250 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed mountain rain forest, usually on granite.