Gomphandra australiana F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1868) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 3. Type: In silvis insulae Gold-Island et vallis Dalrymples Gap ad sinum litoreum Rockinghams Bay, ubi etiam Erycibe paniculata aut species finitima cres.
Buff Beech; Beech, Buff
Seldom growing beyond 30 cm dbh. Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Cotyledons cordate, about 4-6 x 3-4.5 cm, 3-5 veined at the base. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves +/- elliptic, apex shortly acuminate, base obtuse, glabrous on the upper surface, midrib and lateral veins hairy on the undersurface, midrib depressed on the upper surface. Seed germination time 39 to 124 days.
Fruit eaten by Cassowaries and Fruit Pigeons. Cooper & Cooper (1994).