Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Falcataria toona (F.M.Bailey) Gill.K.Br., D.J.Murphy & Ladiges
Brown, G.K., Murphy, D.J. & Ladiges, P.Y. (2011). Cladistics 27: 10.
Acacia Cedar; Cedar, Acacia; Cedar, Mackay; Mackay Cedar; RED SIRIS; Siris, Red
Deciduous; leafless for a period in September or October. Heartwood pink or red.
Pods flat, about 10-13 x 2-2.5 cm. Seeds flat, about 9 x 7 mm, marked by a pleurogram.
Cotyledons fleshy, without venation. First pair of leaves bipinnate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades linear, about 7-9 x 1-2 mm, apex acute or obtuse, base oblique, glabrous on the upper surface, venation often looping backwards, crater-like glands on the upper surface at the apex of the compound leaf petiole and the base of secondary axes; petiole and rhachis pubescent; stipules persistent, linear-triangular, pubescent. Seed germination time 5 to 34 days.
Probably endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 500 m. Grows in monsoon forest, drier or more seasonal rain forest and quite well developed rain forest on a variety of sites. May extend into New Guinea.
Produces a decorative general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.72. Cause et al. (1989).
Albizia toona F.M.Bailey, A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora, Supplement 1 : 18(1886), Type: Mackay, Bowen, Endeavour River, and other parts of Tropical Queensland. Lecto: Bowen, F. M. Bailey, BRI. Paraserianthes toona (F.M.Bailey) I.C.Nielsen, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 5: 356 (1983).