Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Dryadodaphne trachyphloia Schodde
Schodde, R. (2007) Flora of Australia 2: 456. Type: Qld, Mt Spurgeon, 16 Apr. 1968, B. Hyland & R.F. Grimes 1496 RFK; Holo: BRI; Iso: CANB, MEL, QRS.
Grey Sassafras; Ladei; Sassafras, Grey
Crown formation closely resembling that of large trees of Kauri Pine (Agathis robusta). Blaze odour faint and not resembling sarsaparilla. Minute ray pattern in the inner blaze.
Flowers about 9-10 mm diam. when fully open. Tepals with pink or reddish markings on the inner surface. Two large glands at the base of each anther on the outer surface. Anthers with a spathulate or triangular-shaped appendage at the apex.
Fruiting receptacle +/- lageniform or spindle-shaped splitting to release what appear to be plumed seeds (actually plumed fruits). Plumes about 20 mm long overall with individual hairs attached to the tail of the plume and the fruiting carpel.
Grows to a large size and produces a general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.54. Cause et al. (1989).