Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Ceratopetalum succirubrum C.T.White
White, C.T. (1936) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 59. Type: Gadgarra, Atherton Tableland, J.L. Tardent sine no (type flowering specimens).
Blood in the Bark; North Queensland Coachwood; Satin Sycamore; Sycamore, Satin
Bark exudate dark red, slow to appear and rather meagre but continues to exude for some time. Reddish brown bark produced under large bark flakes on some trees. Buttresses extending well up the trunk, gradually fusing with the stem.
Tepals about 2-3 mm long. Disk green.
Fruits predominantly 4-winged, about 15-22 mm diam.
Cotyledons orbicular, less than 10 mm diam. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, apex acuminate, base attenuate, margin serrate, midrib raised on the upper surface. Seed germination time 19 days.
Produces a very useful though somewhat plain cabinet timber. Wood specific gravity 0.62. Cause et al. (1989).