Litsea bennettii B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1989) Australian Systematic Botany 2: 256. Type: B. Hyland 12916: State Forest Reserve 310, Bellenden-Ker, 6.xii.1983 (QRS, holotypus).
Fine yellowish flecks or stripes generally visible in the outer blaze.
Twigs +/- terete or slightly angular, clothed in tortuous, brown, erect hairs when young, eventually becoming almost completely glabrous. Leaf blades about 4.5-9 x 2.5-3.5 cm, green on the underside, clothed in tortuous, brown, erect hairs which persist to some extent even on old leaves. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Petioles channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens. Dried leaves have a distinct peppery (Piper nigrum) odour.
First pair of leaves ovate or cordate, about 15-35 x 12-22 mm, green on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves ovate, apex shortly acuminate, base obtuse, upper surface glabrous; oil dots very small, visible with a lens around the margin of the leaf blade only. Seed germination time 26 to 76 days.
This species grows large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 0.56. Hyland (1989).