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.
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).