Claoxylon hillii Benth.
Bentham, G. (1873) Flora Australiensis 6: 131. Type: Queensland. Cape York, MGilivray, Daemel; Albany island, W. Hill. (all males); Rockingham Bay, Dallachy (females).
Small evergreen tree to 15 m tall. Hard yellowish or orange layers often present in the blaze. Blaze odour apparent, difficult to describe but usually unpleasant. Cambial layer may turn purplish on exposure.
Oil dots visible with a lens. About 1-2 small raised glands usually present on the upper side of the petiole at its junction with the leaf blade. Leaf blades about 9-30 x 4-15 cm. Petiole narrowly grooved on the upper surface, 30-125 mm x 1.5 x 2 mm, glabrous. Pocket domatia usually present particularly towards the leaf base. Pale circular or slightly elongated lenticels normally visible on the twigs. Stipules very small.
Cotyledons broadly elliptic to orbicular, about 10-15 x 10-17 mm. First pair of leaves narrowly ovate or lanceolate, margins toothed. Midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: oil dots very small, just visible with a lens; two small raised glands on the upper surface of the petiole near its junction with the leaf blade; stipules very small. Seed germination time 23 to 325 days.
Not all specimens have domatia on the leaves, especially in Torres Strait.