Gossia bamagensis N.Snow & Guymer
Snow, N. & Guymer, G.P. (2003) Systematic Botany Monographs 65: 65. Type: Qld, near Lockerbie, 10 deg 47, 142 deg 28, 1 Feb 1980, B. Hyland 10235; Holo: BRI; Iso: CANB, QRS.
Bamaga Ironwood; Lignum
A small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze conspicuously layered.
Cotyledons linear, about 4-6 x 1 mm, often recurved; oil dots just visible along the margin when using a lens. Stipules present, about 1 mm long. Hypocotyl swollen above ground level and tapering to the cotyledons. First pair of leaves elliptic, apex abruptly narrowed to a tip. Midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: stem strongly 4-angled to winged. Seed germination time 23 to 26 days.