Levieria acuminata (F.Muell.) J.R.Perkins
Perkins, J.R. (1898) Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25: 570.
Straw Beech; Beech, Straw
Fine oak grain in the wood and a similar pattern in the inner blaze. Blaze darkening on exposure to reddish-brown.
Fine oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 6.5-10 x 2.5-4 cm. Teeth normally present on some leaves, small and prickle-like, sometimes slightly curved and look as though attached to the leaf margin as an afterthought.
Receptacle yellow, fleshy and pubescent. Fruiting carpels about 6-8 x 4.5-6 mm.
Cotyledons elliptic to broadly ovate, about 10-15 mm long, apex mucronate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin dentate along the upper 2/3 of the leaf blade, teeth with a fine apical point; hairy on the upper surface of the leaf blade, lateral veins about 3-5 each side of the midrib; petiole, terminal bud and stem densely clothed in long pale hairs. Seed germination time 113 to 636 days.
Fruit is eaten by fruit pigeons. Cooper & Cooper (1994).