Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Casearia dallachii F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1865) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 107. Type: Ad sinum Rockinghams Bay, J. Dallachy. Syn: MEL. Fide Jessup, L. W. (1982) Flora Australia 8: 84.
Silver Birch; Birch, Silver
A small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh, often flowers and fruits when still at the shrub stage.
Oil dots circular and streaky, usually visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 7-12 x 4-6 cm. Reticulate veins +/- at right angles to the midrib. Stipules linear, more than 2 mm long (usually about 4-5 mm).
Fruits about 10-30 mm long.
Cotyledons almost orbicular, about 8-16 mm diam., much wider than the hypocotyl. Oil dots streaky. First pair of leaves toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: margins sparsely toothed, oil dots circular and streaky; stipules triangular, about 2-3 mm long, hairy. Seed germination time 21 to 31 days.