Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cryptocarya leucophylla B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 192. Type: B. Gray 3919: Stata Forest Reserve 194 East Barron, Hugh Nelson Range, 21.ii.1985 (QRS, holotypus).
A thin cream or pale brown layer generally visible beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze.
Twigs fluted, clothed in straight, pale brown, appressed hairs when young but eventually becoming almost glabrous. Leaf blades about 6.8-13.3 x 3-5 cm, glaucous or almost white on the underside, clothed in straight, pale brown, appressed hairs which, although not obvious, persist even on old leaves. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Petiole flat or channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Inflorescence paniculate, not or only slightly exceeding the leaves. Flowers unpleasantly perfumed. Lower half of the perianth tube pubescent on the inner surface. Tepals about 1.4-2.1 mm long, pubescent on the outer surface. Ovary glabrous or sparsely hairy, style glabrous or pubescent towards the base.
Fruits ellipsoid or globular, about 13-18 x 12-13 mm. Cotyledons yellow.
This species does not grow large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 1.1 Hyland (1989).