Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Helicia lamingtoniana (F.M.Bailey) C.T.White ex L.S.Sm.
Smith, L.S. (1952) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 62: 79.
Lamington Silky Oak; Oak, Silky; Oak, Lamington's Silky; Silky Oak; Lamington's Silky Oak
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Oak grain in the twigs. Young shoots and younger leaf bearing twigs densely clothed in short rusty or dark brown hairs. Leaf blade fairly large, about 9-24 x 4.5-11 cm. Teeth conspicuous, peg-like and slightly curved.
Cotyledons fleshy, without venation, hypocotyl hairy. First pair of leaves ovate, margins dentate, teeth irregular, apiculate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to obovate, apex acute to acuminate, base cuneate, margin of leaf blade irregularly dentate, upper surface hairy at least along the midrib. Leaf blade arched between lateral veins; petiole, terminal bud and stem densely clothed in reddish brown hairs. Seed germination time 18 to 32 days.
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the Atherton Tableland area. Altitudinal range from 600-1200 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed upland and mountain rain forest.