Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Daphnandra repandula (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1882) Systematic Census of Australian Plants : 3.
Sassafras, Northern; Yellow Sassafras; Grey Sassafras; Sassafras, Scentless; Sassafras, Grey; Sassafras; Sassafras; Northern Yellow Sassafras; Northern Sassafras; Scentless Sassafras
Blaze bright yellow.
Fruiting receptacle +/- lageniform, splitting to release what appear to be plumed seeds (actually plumed fruits). Plumes about 10-15 mm long overall, individual hairs also produced from the fruiting carpel itself.
Cotyledons about 9-14 x 4-7 mm with an intramarginal vein. First pair of leaves with a very apiculate tip. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade broadly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, margin with about 7-9 teeth on each side, the tips of the teeth apiculate, thickened, midrib depressed on the upper surface. Hairs only on new sections of stem and petioles of new leaves. Stem with round pale gland-like structures. Terminal bud and stem with appressed hairs. Seed germination time 28 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Macleay's Swallowtail Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
Seldom grows large enough to produce millable logs.
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.67. Cause et al. (1989).