Citronella smythii (F.Muell.) R.A.Howard
Howard, R.A. (1940) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 21: 475.
Soapbox; Beech, Northern Silky; White Oak; Beech, Silky; Northern Silky Beech; Silky Beech; Oak, White
Fruits 12-16 mm long. Seeds with a longitudinal groove formed by the intrusion of the endocarp.
Cotyledons ovate, about 39-45 x 30-38 mm, petioles hairy. First leaf blades ovate-elliptic, with both surfaces clothed in hairs. Hypocotyl clothed in hairs. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves hairy on the upper surface at least along the midrib and main lateral veins; terminal bud, stem, petiole and expanding leaves densely hairy. Seed germination time 12 to 181 days.
Fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries. Cooper & Cooper (1994).