Flindersia schottiana F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1862) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 3: 25. Type: In silvis humidioribus Australiae orientalis a fluvio Hastings, usque ad sinum Repulse Bay.
Ash; Mountain Ash; Stavewood; Southern Silver Ash; Wyageri; Silver Ash; Northern Silver Ash; Floppy Leaf Ash; Cudgerie; Ash, Southern Silver; Ash, Northern Silver; Ash, Bumpy; Ash, Silver; Bumpy Ash; Ash, Mountain; Flindosy Beech
Cotyledons much wider than long, about 2-4 x 15-20 mm, bilobed. Oil dots numerous, clearly visible with a lens. First pair of leaves ovate, hairy on both the upper and lower surfaces. Trifoliolate leaves often produced after the first pairs of leaves. At the tenth leaf stage: lateral leaflets shortly stalked, elliptic, apex acute, base oblique; terminal leaflet stalked, obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate; leaflets hairy on the upper surface along the midrib; oil dots numerous, visible to the naked eye; petiole and rhachis of compound leaf densely hairy. Seed germination time 6 to 14 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Orchard Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
Formerly used in the manufacture of barrels (cooperage), cricket stumps, billiard cues and tool handles. Swain (1928).
Produces a very pale high quality cabinet timber which takes a high polish.
Wood specific gravity 0.67. Cause et al. (1989).