Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Karrabina biagiana (F.Muell.) Rozefelds & H.C.Hopkins
Hopkins, H.C.F., Rozefelds, A.C. & Pillon, Y. (2013), Karrabina gen. nov. (Cunoniaceae), for the Australian species previously placed in Geissois, and a synopsis of genera in the tribe Geissoieae. Australian Systematic Botany 26: 181-182.
Mahogany, Northern Brush; Mahogany, Brush; Northern Brush Mahogany; Northern Brush Mararie; Red Carabeen; Brush Mahogany; Carabeen, Red
Buttresses large and prominent, gradually fusing with the stem at a considerable distance above the ground.
Leaflet blades about 11-20 x 4-8 cm. Stipules large and conspicuous occurring in pairs and forming a skirt like structure around the twigs. Each stipule 2-lobed. Young leaves bright red.
Capsules about 10-12 mm long, pubescent on the outer surface. Seeds winged at one end.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 4-6 x 2-3 mm. First pair of leaves toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin serrate, teeth with a few fine apical points; hairy on the upper surface, stipules foliaceous with 3-5 radiating veins, margin serrate. Seed germination time 13 to 25 days.
Produces a useful decorative timber. Wood specific gravity 0.64. Cause et al. (1989).
Geissois biagiana (F.Muell.) F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 180 (1865).Windmannia biagiana (F.Muell.) Kuntze, Revisio Generum Plantarum 1: 228(1891). Weinmannia biagiana F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 16(1865), Type: In tractu Seaview Range ad sinum marinum Rockinghams Bay. Dallachy.Holo: MEL104551; iso: K? Fide Schimanski & Rozefelds (2002).