Flindersia ifflana F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1877) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 10: 94. Type: Ad oram Trinity-Bay; W. Hill.
Hickory Ash; Cairns Hickory; Ash, Hickory; Hickory, Cairns
Lateral leaflet blades about 6-13.5 x 2.8-5.2 cm, with about 15-36 lateral veins on each side of the midrib. Compound leaf axis somewhat flattened, margin angular or shortly winged towards the base.
Cotyledons obdeltoid to reniform, much wider than long, about 6-10 x 15-20 mm. Oil dots sparse, visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades ovate, terminal leaflet attenuate at the base, lateral leaflets +/- sessile, midrib raised on the upper surface; oil dots numerous, visible to the naked eye; petiole and rhachis of compound leaf winged. Seed germination time 7 to 25 days.
This species produces a yellowish timber which is very durable and generally useful for a variety of purposes from bridge girders to chisel handles.
The timber of this species has been used in the manufacture of pulleys, piles, floors (floor slats, dance floors), carriage body framing, house stumps and window sills, ships decking, diving springboards, fishing rods, tool handles (axe, hammer, brush-hook, adze, pick and grubber), house framing, sleepers, vaulting poles. Swain (1928).
Wood specific gravity 0.98. Cause et al. (1989).