Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Darlingia darlingiana (F.Muell.) L.A.S.Johnson
Johnson, L.A.S. (1962) Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium 3(3): 93.
Brown Silky Oak; Silky Oak; Rose Silky Oak; Oak, Silky; Oak, Brown Silky; Oak, Rose Silky
Oak grain in the wood. A dark red, lace-like pattern in the blaze, corresponding to the oak grain in the wood.
Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 12-40 cm long. Midrib generally raised on the upper surface.
Cotyledons about 30-35 x 12-15 mm. First pair of leaves simple, margin entire or lobed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade with a few hairs on the midrib on the upper surface; terminal bud clothed in prostrate, brown hairs. Seed germination time 17 to 21 days.
An upright tree commonly cultivated for the profuse flowering and large attractive leaves.
Produces a useful timber with an oak grain.
Wood specific gravity 0.77 Cause et al. (1989).