Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cryptocarya bellendenkerana B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 172. Type: B. Gray 2868: State Forest Reserve 143, North Mary L.A. 2.xii.1982 (QRS, holotypus).
A thin cream or pale brown layer generally visible beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze. Blaze odour resembling that of coconut (Cocos nucifera) and apricots (Prunus armeniaca).
Young shoots and twigs clothed in straight and tortuous, erect and appressed, brown hairs when young, eventually becoming almost glabrous. Younger twigs longitudinally grooved, older twigs marked by numerous pale brown lenticels. Leaf blades about 2.5-5.4 x 1.6-3.2 cm, glaucous on the underside, clothed in mainly white or brown, appressed hairs when young but eventually becoming almost glabrous. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Petioles channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Fruits globular, about 10-11 x 11-12.5 mm. Cotyledons cream.
First pair of leaves ovate to cordate, about 25-35 x 18-25 mm, glaucous on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: underside of leaf blade glaucous, oil dots very small, visible with a lens. Midrib and petiole hairy on the upper surface, hairs short, rusty brown. Petiole grooved on the upper surface. Seed germination time 43 to 101 days.
This species has no commercial value as it is a restricted species and it seldom grows large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 0.88. Hyland (1989).