Endiandra globosa Maiden & Betche
Maiden, J.H. & Betche, E. (1899) Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 14: 149. Type: Near Murwillumbah, Tweed River, N.S.W. (Dr. J.A. Goldsmid, December, 1898). holo: NSW 150072.
Walnut, Ball-fruited; Black Walnut; Walnut, Black; Ball-fruited Walnut; Ball Nut
A thin cream or pale brown layer generally visible beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze.
Twigs terete or shallowly fluted, clothed in straight, appressed, pale brown hairs when young but almost glabrous at maturity. Leaf blades about 7-16.5 x 2.7-7.5 cm, green on the underside, clothed in straight, appressed, pale brown hairs when young but almost glabrous at maturity. Both surfaces of the leaf blade very shiny. Midrib raised on the upper surface. Petioles channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers not opening very widely, the tepals remaining erect and +/- enclosing the anthers and style at anthesis. Tepals about 1.2-2.1 mm long. Staminal glands variable, sometimes six and free from one another or sometimes adjacent glands fused to form three masses. Staminodes three, sometimes 0-1, not differentiated into a head and stalk.
This is an uncommon species and it is unlikely that it is utilized for timber nowadays. However, it grows large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 0.99. Hyland (1989).