Cleistanthus hylandii Airy Shaw
Airy Shaw, H.K. (1976) Kew Bulletin 31: 379. Type: Claudie River, lat. 12 deg 50 S., long. 143 deg 30 E., rain forest, alt. 10 m, 17 Oct. 1974, Hyland 3099 RFK; holo: K).
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze finely layered.
Leaf blades about 8-19 x 3.5-8.5 cm. Petioles transversely wrinkled. Young leaves pinkish.
Cotyledons remain in the seed coat and the first pair of leaves is produced before the seed coat is shed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic or ovate, apex acuminate, base rounded; new growth and undersurface of leaves purple; stipules short, densely clothed in rusty hairs. Seed germination time 8 to 42 days.