Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Musgravea stenostachya F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1890) Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 5(1): 186. Type: On Mount Bellenden-Ker, W.Sayer; on the Johnston River, Dr Th.L. Bancroft.
Oak, Grey Silky; Oak, White; Oak, Grey; Oak, Crater; Oak, Briar Silky; Opak, Crater Silky; Grey Silky Oak; Grey Oak; Crater Oak; Crater Silky Oak; Briar Silky Oak; White Oak
Oak grain in the wood and a similar pattern in the inner blaze. Outer blaze often marked by white, granular stripes and pink-red, fibrous stripes, the latter exhibiting oak grain.
Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 5-17 x 1.8-4 cm, greyish or silvery grey on the underside. Petioles about 0.7-2 cm long.
Cotyledons not emerging from the seed coat. Seed held in a vertical plane. First pair of leaves simple or lobed, the underside white or pale brown from dense, matted hairs. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elongate-elliptic or elongate-obovate, apex acute, base attenuate, upper surface glabrous or with a few pale hairs especially along the midrib, undersurface densely clothed in pale brown, matted hairs; petiole, stem and terminal bud densely clothed in pale brown hairs. Seed germination time 48 to 94 days.
Seeds eaten by Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Produces a useful timber with an oak grain.
Wood specific gravity 0.6780 Cause et al. (1989).