Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Endiandra xanthocarpa B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 251. Type: B. Gray 2913: Timber Reserve 1230 Boonjee Logging Area, 11.i.1983 (QRS, holotypus).
A thin cream or pale brown layer generally visible beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze.
Twigs fluted, clothed in straight, appressed, pale brown hairs when young, glabrous when older, with pale spongy bark. Leaf blades about 9-15.5 x 4-7 cm, rather thick and leathery, green and glabrous on the underside. Midrib usually depressed on the upper surface. Petioles flat or channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Fruits ellipsoid, about 60-70 x 33-45 mm. Seed about 40-72 x 21-36 mm. Cotyledons pale pink.
Endemic to NEQ, known only from the Boonjee area on the south-eastern edge of the Atherton Tableland and Babinda. Altitudinal range from 80-750 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on soil derived from basalt.
This species sometimes grows large enough to produce millable logs but it has not been utilized to date. Wood specific gravity 0.83. Hyland (1989).