Diospyros humilis (R.Br.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1867) Intercolonial Exhibition Essays 1866-67, No. 5. Australian vegetation : 35.
Ebony, Black; Ebony, Native; Ebony, Queensland; Ebony, Small Leaved; Ebonywood; Long Tom; Queensland Ebony; Ebony, Australian; Black Ebony; Australian Ebony; Small Leaved Ebony; Ebony Wood; Native Ebony
Shrub or tree to 10 m. Dead bark quite dark, almost black, layered. Pale brown brittle stripes in the blaze. Innermost layers of heartwood almost black in larger trees.
Leaf blade generally rather small, about 0.8-3(-5.4) x 0.5-3 cm. Glands up to 10 on each side of midvein, mostly in basal half. Lateral veins 4-10 pairs, scarcely visible on fresh material.
Male inflorescence axees 1-4 mm long, with (2-)3(-4) flowers. Male flower outer surface of the calyx +/- glabrous, but the outer surface of the corolla lobes densely clothed in pale straight and tortuous hairs; calyx lobes 3; corolla lobes 3; stamens 9 (6 in the outer whorl and 3 in the inner whorl); pistillode 0.5 mm long, hairy. Female flowers solitary; calyx 3 lobed; corolla 3 lobed; staminodes absent.
Cotyledons ovate to elliptic, 10-13 x 28 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade glabrous on the upper surface; midrib flush with the upper surface of the leaf blade; petiole hairy and a few scattered hairs present along the midrib on the undersurface of the leaf blade. Seed germination time 13 to 19 days.