Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Carallia brachiata (Lour.) Merr.
Merrill, E.D. (1920) The Philippine Journal of Science 15 : 249.
Freshwater Mangrove; Palamkat; Shengali; Karalli; Caralla Wood; Carallia; Billabong Tree; Andi; Maniawiga; Corky Bark
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze. Bark pale and corky, particularly at the base of the stem.
Stipules sheathing the terminal bud, each stipule 10-15 mm long, gradually tapering to a point. Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 6-12 x 3.5-7 cm. Scattered dark glands visible with a lens on the underside of the leaf blade if not visible to the naked eye. Lateral veins forming loops (often a double series of loops) inside the blade margin.
Cotyledons longer than wide, about 15-20 x 10-13 mm, margins inconspicuously toothed, lateral veins forming a double series of loops inside the margin. Stipules small and inconspicuous, less than 1 mm long. Hypocotyl slightly winged just below the cotyledons. First pair of leaves with regularly toothed margins. At the tenth leaf stage: midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blades and lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Stipules interpetiolar, triangular, about 5-7 mm long. Seed germination time 37 to 54 days.
Leaf material of this species was active against some tumors. Collins et al. (1990).