Lophostemon suaveolens (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Peter G.Wilson & J.T.Waterh.
Wilson, Peter G. & Waterhouse, J.T. (1982) Australian Journal of Botany 30: 425.
Swamp Mahogany; Apple; Mahogany, Swamp; Swamp Box; Swamp Turpentine; Mahogany, Paperbark; Box, Swamp; Paperbark Mahogany
Dead bark often soft and somewhat compressible.
Oil dots visible with a lens if not visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 5.5-14 x 2.5-4 cm. Young shoots and younger leaf bearing twigs clothed in white, erect hairs. Young leaves, when crushed, emit an odour like that of geraniums (Pelargonium spp.). Old leaves turn orange-red prior to falling.
Cotyledons elliptic to ovate, about 2-4 mm long. A few very small oil dots may sometimes be seen with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex acute, upper surface glabrous or with a few hairs near the base on the midrib; oil dots very small, visible only with a lens; petiole, terminal bud and stem clothed in long white or pale hairs. Seed germination time 8 to 21 days.
Formerly used as wharf piles particularly with the bark still attached. Swain (1928).