Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Carnarvonia araliifolia var. montana B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1995) Flora of Australia 16: 345. Type: State Forest Reserve 194, Western, QLD, 6 Jan., 1972, B.P.M. Hyland 12206.
Red Oak; Oak, Red; Red Silky Oak
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Oak grain in the twigs. Petiole of the compound leaf usually long, 5 cm or more, slender. Leaf variable, digitately compound on large trees but on small trees it is a combination of a digitate and pinnate leaf. Leaflet blades about 7-20 x 4-8 cm. Young shoots clothed in small, brown or dark brown hairs. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin.
Flowers perfumed like passion fruit (Passiflora spp.). Hairs on the pedicel ferruginous, tortuous, with many hairs +/- erect. Tepals about 3-6 mm long. Hypogynous glands nil. Ovules 2 per ovary. Ovary sessile.
Fruits 3.6-5 x 1.5-2.1 cm, pedicel laterally attached.
Cotyledons somewhat fleshy, obovate, about 9-12 mm long, truncate at the apex. First pair of leaves simple, lobed to approaching trifoliolate, margins serrate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade trifoliolate, margin serrate, expanding new leaves hairy on the upper surface. Seed germination time 15 to 18 days.